I don't know who came up with the stupid idea that making New Year resolutions after a night of drunken revelry should be an annual tradition.
I exaggerate. A lot of people make perfectly sober resolutions that they normally break within days.
There are exceptions out there that resolve to do positive things for the new year - like lose weight - and actually follow through with them.
I assure you I've only met a few in my lifetime.
As Oscar Wilde so aptly put it, "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account."
As Andy Borowitz succinctly suggested, "Out with the old, in with the new is a fitting expression for a holiday that is based on vomiting."
My favorite quote on resolutions comes from the master himself, Mark Twain, "New Year's Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."
Nowadays I smile nicely when friends and family tell me in all sincerity, they made some new year's resolutions.
I don't outright mock the poor deluded souls because I know they still haven't learned some basic things in life and are bound to keep repeating the habit until they are struck with an enlightening epiphany.
As it stands, I start every new year off with no grand expectations for the year ahead, but ready to celebrate good news should it occure.