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Fossil
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Why do we have New Years Resolutions? We just break them when the temptation of whatever we resolved to stop or do or whatever gets to great. Does it comfort us to actually attempt to make resolutions?

I started thinking this when my family started proclaiming their resolutions, and I'm sorry if this offends anybody.


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Chess
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Ha!Ha!

I was just thinking about callling him too.

We have new years resolutions because it makes us feel like we do something with our selves.

*HEEE HEEE!! Yes I've had a little bit o' sparklin' grape juice (my kind of alcohol)*

[This message has been edited by Chess (edited January 01, 2003).]


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This year I intend to completely change my life by embracing the suck.
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I resolve to not make anymore new year's resolutions. :P

I resolve to live 2004 free of procrastination.


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Nighthawk
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I make New Years reolutions that are easy to keep.

This year, my resolution is "don't get shot while skydiivng." This last year it was "don't get hit by a train while on a unicycle," and sure enough I succeeded!


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Icarus
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My resolution is to put writing ahead of Hatrack. I'm not doing too well, so far...
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Nighthawk, LOL

I just don't make any anymore. That way I don't feel bad when I break them.


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Icarus
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On a more serious note, I think New Year's resolutions often fail because they are too broad or vague: To lose 50 pounds, to write a chapter a week (doesn't sound vague but it is, because you don't say WHEN during the week...everyday you'll put it off until the next, until it's late Sunday night and you need to go to sleep and you decide you'll be better next week), to be a better parent, to exercise "more," blah blah blah blah blah

Resolutions are a nice way to pick one small, concrete area of your life to change, and they help you practice self-discipline. One year I resolved to not take any elevators. I worked in an 8 story building at the time. I kept my resolution all year long, and boy were my legs in good shape!


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Toretha
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Geez, Icarus...that's impressive

Is this specific enough?

I resolve to read a dialogue every Friday, until I've read them all

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A new year has burst upon our heads. Do we simply acknowledge it with drunken frivolity and auto accidents? No. We take a few moments out of our lives to look back, see where we are slipping off of the good and clear road, and then proceed to resolve in what specific ways we shall do better.

If you do not search yourself for what you can truly improve, and in what realistic ways that improvement can be forged, then of course you will make vague or unobtainable resolutions that will be gone and forgotten before the sound of them leaves the room.


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martha
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I have made two New Year's resolutions in my life. The first I kept forever (it was to get better grades in school, even if the classes bored me to tears). The second I kept for 354 days. I am considering renewing it this year, and trying seriously to keep it longer.
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Toretha
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Once, for lent, instead of giving up something, I decided to try to say and mean something nice to someone I didn't like every day. It was hard at first, but it was really worth it...I'm tempted to make that my resolution this year, only I don't dislike many people anymore
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Koga
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It seems like the right time to bump this thread, so *bump*
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Eryn
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Wow, I haven't been here in such a long time! Anyway, I was just sitting here thinking about resolutions. And all the ones I've made that I've never actually followed through with. I think new years gives us a time to reevaluate and think about what we want to change the most about ourselves or situations, so I guess some determined people could keep them. As for me, and most people I know, it lets us procrastinate acheiving what we want the most.
Ah, the joys of being back here...

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I resolve to be me...nothing more...heheh lets see me not follow through with this one! [Big Grin]
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