A person can not live as long as I have without forming a few opinions, and I am among the opinionated. Some of my opinions are:
1. Daily post prompts can be repetitious
2. Life is not fair
3. Nothing makes sense
With regards to opinion #1 the daily post can be repetitious, I find myself considering yet again the phenomenon of the New Years resolution.
Typically my only thought on this subject would be annoyance every January when the people who make those damn resolutions clog my gym. That said, I’d like to provide you with a few discouraging statistics regarding resolutions, as well as my analysis of the results.
Fact: 45% of Americans make resolutions
My analysis: the other 55% of the population is perfect
Fact: of those Americans in their twenties who make resolutions, 39% of them claim to achieve their goals
My analysis: twenty year olds are somewhat delusional
Fact: of those Americans who are over 50 years of age and make resolutions, only 14% achieve their resolutions
My analysis: the down trodden older demographic has come to face the reality that resolutions are a hopeless waste of time.
As stated with opinion #2 life is not fair, and hopefully that will discourage those newcomers who have infested my gym. I’d like to get on with my workout.
I did find some other mundane facts to share. Of the top 10 resolutions, all fit comfortably into the following 4 categories:
Habits: workout, eat healthy, drink less, quit smoking
Enlightenment: learn something new, travel
Finance: get out of debt, save money
Relationships: spend more time with family, fall in love
All are all admirable goals, but here my opinion #3 nothing make sense comes to play. I would like to know how “fall in love” is a resolution. If I’m not mistaken, falling in love happens when you meet the right person at the right time, like a lightening strike. It doesn’t happen because it’s on a resolution list. If it worked that way everyone would be in love, most especially me because I am a list maker. The fact that people are putting it on their resolution list might explain the failure rate of resolutions. You may as well put win the lottery on your list of resolutions.
Hopefully this will put an end to resolution prompts until next year. I won’t mention them again…unless the fall in love resolution comes to fruition.
The Daily Post, January 6, 2016, Daily Prompt: Resolved~ Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/resolved/”>Resolved</a>