Everyone loves the idea of a fresh start. This probably explains why people get so wrapped up in celebrating New Year’s Eve. The truth is, no one ever sticks to his or her resolutions, and most of the people celebrating the ‘ball drop’, can’t even remember it the next day.
We should rename New Year’s Eve ‘The Annual Evening of Regrets’ because even the most levelheaded people have way too much to drink, and drinking leads to some very poor choices. Some of the most ridiculous ideas are thought up on New Year’s Eve.
What sober person would decide to climb a mountain during the New Year when they have trouble climbing a flight of stairs every day? This is just one example of the many unobtainable goals that people set for themselves once a year. So maybe ‘The Annual Evening of Regrets’ is out, and ‘The Evening of Creating Horrible Self Esteem by Failing at Every Single Resolution’ is in.
Before you head out with thousands of people to enjoy the spectacle in Times Square, ask yourself two questions: (1) How do I feel about being randomly groped by strangers? and (2) How do I feel about not having access to a bathroom for extended periods of time?
If your answers aren’t positive – stay home, stay sober, and GO TO BED!