Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Resolutions.....????

Well, I am sure you know where this post is going to end up. So I will try to keep it short and sweet. New Year's Resolutions are like Christmas Spirit. Just read my post on that situation and this should help give you a clue about the Stupidity of people. (Yes, I am talking about you, the reader of this post) What makes people feel that they have to have a certain date to form goals and/or make changes in their lives. I did a search on Google and found the Top Ten New Year's Resolutions, Here is the list:

1. Stop Smoking
2. Get into a Habit of being Fit
3. Lose Weight - the Battle of the Bulge
4. Enjoy Life More.
5. Quit Drinking
6. Organise Yourself - this is one of the keys to reaching your goals
7. Learn Something New
8. Get out of Debt
9. Spend More Time With Family
10. Help People.


According to this article, 97% of everyone that make a Resolution will fail within 30 days. So why make a resolution at all? In my opinion, it is just like the Christmas Spirit thing. People are cows. Have you ever been to a Dairy Farm? At a Dairy Farm, the farmer will put cows on a feed and milking schedule. Now cows aren't all that smart. After all, the reason we eat them is that horses out-run us. Cows will line up to be milked in the same order everyday. They will eat from the same area of the feed bin everyday and of course sleep in the same stall every night. All this without direction from the Farmer. This is just like people.

The mainstream media will announce that it is time to celebrate New Years by having shows about resolutions and new beginnings etc. Heck the exercising industry has been capitalizing on our stupidity for years. Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of advertisments about exercise equipment in December and January? Stop it!

Now because I am NOT the type of person to set myself up for failure. I can safely say that given the top 10 list, here is where I stand:

1. Stop Smoking - I do not smoke so this is not a problem.
2. Get into a Habit of being Fit - I workout all year
3. Lose Weight - the Battle of the Bulge - I workout all year and do not have a problem with weight.
4. Enjoy Life More. - I enjoy life all year long.
5. Quit Drinking - Whaaaaaa...... Thats just crazy talk.
6. Organise Yourself - I am organized
7. Learn Something New - Learned everything I need to know in Kindergarten.
8. Get out of Debt - I'm so deep that there is no hope.
9. Spend More Time With Family - Already spend all day, everyday with my wife.  Kids are overrated.
10. Help People. - I help people with my blog!

So people, I say stop following the cow in front of you.  Stop eating from the same area of the feed bin.  Unite and stop the insanity of these trivial, media driven, holiday "Traditions".  

So what am I suggesting?  Well I say when that ball drops in Times Square, grab your significant other and kiss them.