The Evaluation Of New Year’s Resolutions

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Taylor West, Staff Writer

With the new year already here, the rise of New Year’s resolutions have arrived. Over the past New Years, the entire idea of New Year’s resolutions and people believing in them have dissolved almost completely. If you were to ask five people what their resolutions were, about three of the five would tell you they don’t believe in resolutions.

This doesn’t have to be a bad thing though; actually, it’s for the better. When asked why the belief in New Year’s resolutions have nearly vanished, many people said they simply did not think the New Year was the reason for change. Over the past few years, those who stopped participating in resolutions have begun to realize that despite the New Year, change of any kind can be made at any point in ones life.

Although, those who invest time in making new year’s resolutions can benefit from the New Year. With a clean slate, its easiest to start something new or make the necessary changes. While most who make resolutions allow their goals to slip up by March at the earliest, people who do carry out their resolutions are left exceedingly happy with themselves.

Last year, the biggest New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight, an external change many wished to accomplish. This year we’ve seen an important shift in that resolution, and it’s great. This year, the biggest New Year’s Resolution was to be a better person. With this, we can see that as a society- even in the midst of some terribly bad things we all hope to leave in 2017 — that we as people are changing not only ourselves, but our views on how people should be by focusing on internal modifications.