Maybe I’m just a hater of all traditions. No… just the ones I think are stupid. Just the ones I think people subscribe to only because they think they’re supposed to. Like New Year’s resolutions. What do people do? Save up changes they want to make until 1/1? If one wants to make a change and has the power to do so, why wait until 1/1? Just do it. I wish I had that power… because there are loads of things I need to change.
I know you are already formulating your response to me. “Yes you can.” “You can do anything.” “You have the power.” “You just need to do it.” Believe me… I hear you. But I don’t think many grasp what they are asking of me. I know doing these things seem logical and wholly uncomplicated.
Need to change/do/get/have something? Make it happen.
But for me (and I’m sure others like me… I know I’m not special), doing these things is the equivalent of brain surgery or climbing to the top of Mt. Everest. I don’t know how… I don’t have the ability… and they feel impossible. I know that doesn’t make them impossible for a well-adjusted person… but it makes them impossible for me.
I can still hear your thoughts. “They’re impossible because you tell yourself they are.” Actually, I don’t tell myself that at all! I constantly tell myself the opposite. I can do it. I constantly come up with plans and try to put them into action. All the fucking time. I can think it all to death. But when it comes to doing it… I am paralyzed beyond my control.
Okay… enough mind-reading.
The point is (do I even have one?)… I think New Year’s resolutions are crap. No offense intended if you make them, like them, believe in them. If they work for you… great! However, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone keep a New Year’s resolution. I think it’s all for show. What I think it should be, though, is embarrassing.
Because by January 2nd, all those empty resolutions have been broken.
This terribly optimistic post is brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday. No editing is allowed… and this week, the prompt is ‘resolution.’
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