Happy New Year! This is the day we look forward and contemplate the year ahead, making resolutions about the changes we’d like to make and planning for the future.
Along with the custom of making New Year’s resolutions is the custom of saying that they are futile, what with the bondage of the will and everything. But we don’t have to invest them with big moral significance, nor turn them into grandiose self-improvement exercises with little chance of lasting. Changes happen over the course of the year, and we might as well direct a few of them. [Read more...]