New Year, Same You (And That’s Not a Bad Thing)
Why change everything about yourself when you're doing just fine?
2017 is here which means that everyone is making their resolutions and trying to stick to them. There's the old adage of "New Year, New Me!" This implies that you have to change something about yourself just because the clock struck midnight, causing the year to change. That's stupid. Chances are, you're pretty alright to begin with.
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This isn't to say that there aren't things we can work on throughout the year, but it shouldn't rest solely on the fact that it's a new year. You can lose weight or quit smoking at anytime during the year. You can join a gym in July and still have the same results as someone who started in January. Yeah, there can be strength in numbers and more people trying to accomplish the same goal, but your bettering yourself doesn't have to coordinate with a certain date.
Better pencil in "CHANGE EVERYTHING ABOUT MYSELF"
The idea that you have to overhaul your entire personality is stupid. I hate "New Year, New Me!" posts. Yeah, you may have left a bad relationship or changed your stance on something in 2016, but that doesn't mean there was anything wrong with you to begin with. I'd also hate to think that you are changing to fit some sort of cultural expectations. Embrace the weirdness that is you. If you aren't hurting anyone (or yourself), you shouldn't have to change.
You do you, sleepy party guy
The phrase should be "New Year, Better You." That way, you aren't conceding that you weren't great to begin with. You can be a better version of yourself without fundamentally changing who you are. We should always try to better ourselves, but that doesn't mean we have to dump everything we've learned to this point and start fresh. Our experiences, good and bad, are what make us unique. Don't disregard that.
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Personally, I plan on staying the same sarcastic, kind-hearted, and honest person that I was in 2016. I can take my experiences from 2016 and learn from them, but I don't need to change everything about myself. I like who I am. And in 2017, I plan on expanding what I like about myself. I recommend you do the same.