Sunday, December 30, 2007

No Resolve

This is the time of the year when we're being barraged with appeals for self-improvement: lose weight, exercise more, get your financial affairs in order, get organized, recharge your sex life, find a mate, look younger, get educated, be kinder, get a new job, develop a hobby, volunteer, donate, be healthy, be useful, be helpful, be more, be better, realize your full potential, be whatever you want to be . . . Baloney!
Lots of these appeals are tied to our own worries and some vague feeling that we ought to be making resolutions.
I don't make new year resolutions. Not now, not ever.
Here's my advice: Live a full life but do it all in moderation and use common sense.
Enjoy yourself and do as you please. If you ever feel that a job, person, passion or belief is preventing you from being yourself or being the master of your own fate pull back a bit, take stock and look at things anew.
Above all, know who you are and be who you are.
Then you won't have to make resolutions. You'll only have to occasionally fine tune the wonderful person that's you.

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