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December 30, 2011 at 3:29 PMComments: 0 Faves: 0

A Resolution Worth Making

By E.M. Wollof from SLN More Blogs by This AuthorFrom the A New Itch Blog Series

As this is a week of news that really isn't as interesting as most, probably because most news sectors have the B-team writing for them, I would like to give a brief overview of some news and then talk about New Year Resolutions.

The News

Here we go: The first person to die from rabies since the 30's did so this week, some genius scientists modified the bird flu into something that could potentially wipe out half of the world's population and research shows that a healthy diet can help your brain. See, nothing really that extraordinary...

The Resolution

If you are like any one else walking on this planet, your new year resolutions probably reflect the thoughts of the majority: weight loss, social standards, productivity, etc. Can we all admit that these are getting pretty boring? I mean really, all of these goals should be something that we all shoot for on a daily basis, not some item to put on a list that will probably get lost by January 2nd.

I would like to propose that we all motivate ourselves to do something out of our comfort zone this year. Instead of just dropping a couple pounds, why not save up some money from those gym fees and take a trip to Colorado, take some classes on hang gliding, and drop off a mountain. This may sound a little extreme, but think of the experience that you gain from doing something like this. Instead of the mundane existence you had planned, you now have conquered a possible fear, gained a story to tell for the rest of your life, and maybe even found a new passion/respect for the awesome nature of the planet you live on.

Here's another: Take a look in the mirror and blurt out a sector of our society that you absolutely despise, but have no logical reason for doing so. Many of you may be saying, "I don't do that," I'm telling you right now that you do. We all have something that we despise for no obvious reason, let's make an effort to either learn to like, or actually have a purpose for hating on it.

Life is way too short to waste on exercises in simplicity, take advantage of the choices that are provided to you, even if you don't see them right now. I hear all the complaints about a lack of time, money, etc. I say this to those who feel like complaining their life away...stopping that is a great resolution!

Do yourself favor and break the mold this coming year! See you next week...

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