Now they tell us

If you think about it, New Year’s Day is really a terrible time for resolutions:

I mean, the holiday is based on the turn of a calendar, an arbitrary cut-off of the revolution of the planet around the sun that comes in the middle of the deepest, darkest season: winter. To suddenly decide you’re going to change some element of yourself that you want to improve in the midst of the longest nights of the year seems a little, well, doomed to failure.

Winter Wrap-Up, anyone?



  1. Lynn »

    4 April 2013 · 7:37 am

    I have always thought New Years Day should be the same day as April Fools.

  2. CGHill »

    4 April 2013 · 7:47 am

    The nature of that whole “resolution” thing would seem to make that a good fit.

  3. Roger Green »

    4 April 2013 · 7:47 am

    the year should start in March, when the equinox is. It has, historically.

  4. fillyjonk »

    4 April 2013 · 7:59 am

    IIRC, New Year’s Day used to be the day that is now April Fool’s….and that’s how it got to be so, when they changed to the new calendar, the people “left behind” looked foolish.

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