Metblogs NYC Advent Calendar. (Day 23)


Door number twenty-three reveals… the anti-resolution!

Inevitably, thoughts of New Year’s Eve turn to that other New Year’s “tradition”: the New Year’s Resolution. Does anyone here still do this? I’ve noticed that, in my circles at least, the big New Year’s Resolution has become more of an anti-resolution: “I resolve not to resolve.” It’s not so much due to the fact that everyone thinks they’re beyond improvement, but really quite the opposite. It’s more like, “Well, I’m an imperfect work in progress every day of the year. I accept and embrace that, and it’s not going to change whether I make some silly resolution or not.”

So is this attitude a New York thing? And urban thing? Or just the norm these days? Outside of NYC, I know plenty of people that still claim to make a New Year’s resolution or two each year…

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