But, why did he choose New Years as its starting point? Because he was drunk.
And, for some reason, people have (idiotically) followed this dictum forever. If they're successful, kudos to them. If they're not, well... that won't happen, right?
There wouldn't be any issues with resolutions if they were reasonable. But, they're not. Some resolutions are so improbable that even Jesus (the only miracle worker) would throw in the towel after reading through some of them.
Which is precisely why I shun resolutions.
For years, my primary resolution was to be a better person and to be nicer to others.
That would last approximately five minutes after midnight when some woman (who was probably legally blind, and so old she didn't leave fingerprints, anymore) bumped into me while in her walker, so I snapped at her because she made the liquor splash in my glass.
Bitch deserved it.
And, don’t you tell me my reaction was harsh. I saw her giving me the evil eye as she passed.
So, ever since, I haven't made any lists and checked them twice; that's for Santa Claus.
Why try to accomplish something you know you're going to fail? Exactly.
Hence, no more resolutions.