Patterico's Pontifications

1/1/2020

Happy New Year!

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:33 am



[guest post by Dana]

I’m still trying to recover from the flu but wanted to put up a fresh thread. I typically don’t make a list of resolutions at the beginning of a new year because I find it’s just another opportunity for personal failure and disappointment. It’s better for me to simply try and do my best each day. With that said, while I don’t agree with everything here, there are some sensible ideas. Read the whole thing for context. This is just a quick abbreviation of the resolutions because my bed is calling:

Nationalists to the right of us and progressives to the left of us sneer at the idea that people should be left alone to do their own thing. It can be a little demoralizing. But another year dawns, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh take on the world in which we live. Yes, New Year’s resolutions are a bit of a cliché, but they can help us break bad habits and reboot our lives. What you do is up to you, of course. But you might resolve to:

Get some perspective…

Work on your self-reliance…

Get out…

Reach out…

Stay firm…

Resolve to take this new year in stride. You might as well, since it’s coming no matter what. Realize that it could be a lot worse, make sure you’re prepared for a rough ride, enjoy the world around you and the people in it, and stay true to yourself!

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana


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