Congratulations everyone to have come thus far! Welcome to year 20 11!!
I believe that a new year does not validate a mass celebration, we should wish our friends and family a happy year or just a happy “_____”, regardless of it being new or old. I would wish everyone a happy new month/ new day etc everyday every moment..too..But I guess, I’d be classified crazy or just weird, which just goes to show that I care about what people think of me after all.
However, I appreciate the concept of a new year celebration, which after everything is the unification of all- rich or poor, young or old, atheist agnostic or a believer too- any antipodes for that matter. On the 31st December 2355hrs, everyone has one main reason to be happy, to celebrate and spread joy, the reason being The New year! a.k.a A new beginning, to leave the past year behind and make the most of the present and future moments.
This intent leads to resolutions which basically is a way to change our ways and perhaps to mend them too! However as the days go by and this year stops being so new, so do the resolutions. Then we sadly forget these un-kepts resolutions until the next new January..and lo! The whole cycle begins again, and keeps repeating from then on..
However, mankind is united in its feeling and thinking on this new year regardless of everything, we remember that we are all one, a collective whole of individuals. This happy feeling of getting something new makes us all want to sing and dance and celebrate. For those who do not sing and dance and celebrates there is always another level of personal expression, happy or unhappy- and that counts. What I am making a note of is the feeling or the reaction which we inevitably share at the event of our monthly calendar and at this instance our yearly calendar jointly culminating to a final end.
An end leads to another beginning. And no man can ignore this. By writing this piece, I clearly have not. So here I am offering my thoughts to the...