New Year's Resolutions

By Alena Kh

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Published on December 1, 2018

The human being is a tireless one. Just take a look at the New Year’s resolutions we make year after year. Every January 1st, we begin a new life in which we won’t smoke, won’t drink, we’ll eat healthily and go to the gym every day. Except 80% of resolutions are abandoned after a month. Our pigheadedness amazes me.

I wonder what would happen if we used our stubbornness and energy to do more simple, useful things? If we gave ourselves resolutions that had nothing to do with our well-being, but with that of others? Admit it: it’d be easier (and more satisfying) to achieve something like buying a sandwich for the homeless person on the corner every Monday (just €2 euros a week), being nice to a colleague you can’t stand (somebody needs to set an example) or calling your mother every week (you’ll regret not doing it when she’s not around any more).There are lots of options, it’s just a matter of finding yours.

Imagine if we all did the same. The thought gives me goosebumps.