First of all, New Year’s Resolutions are stupid.
Because if you waited an entire year to decide you need to make some major life change, because, while unpleasant, you know it will be good for you, then why did you wait until today to start it?
I’ll tell you why. Because you don’t want to do it. That’s why. And, eventually, we don’t do the things we don’t want to do.
So, resolutions stink when you make them – because they are things you don’t want to do. And, they stink even more when you fail at them – because now you’re a failure.
Resolutions just stink.
But, there are always exceptions. Woody Guthrie wrote these – his “New Year’s Rulin’s” for 1942.
I can’t tell you if he kept them, but I’m hopeful he at least took the occasional bath and sent money to his kids.