A Life for the Living

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A “New” Year

               I came across a very interesting website while searching statistics to do my article for school. According to this website people make all of these resolutions and most of them end up failing but it got me thinking, why do people take such joy out of a New Year? It seems like everybody everywhere has these grand celebrations for New Years when in truth, it is just another day. People are literally celebrating the coming of a new day. So if that is the case lets have a party at the end of every month the celebrate the coming of a new month. My point is that there is no magic in the New Year, it is not a magic eraser that cleans your slate and helps you start fresh and most of all, it is not something that erases your past. People act like the New Year flushes out your brain to bring fresh new memories when in truth, those old memories are still there. Sure you do make new memories but you make new memories every week, every day, every hour, and every minute you are breathing. So again, what makes this New Year such a big deal?

Here is what makes it as such; it is just something for people to believe in to give them hope, false hope. Its like religion, we don’t know for sure that there is a god but we keep an image of him in our brains to give us hope that eventually things will get better. The truth is that they wont! God isn’t going to change anything for you and neither is this “New Year” you have to do everything yourself. If you want to loose weight, you have to make an effort. If you want to find love, you have to put yourself out there. If you want to change something in you life, its all up to YOU.

Life isn’t magically going to change itself, you have to be the one to change it. Sure the New Year provides a whole new label and a whole new set of 365 days but it is up to you how you spend them.

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