New Year's Resolutions -vs- A Lie

Betty McCullough Davis



NEW Year´s Resolutions -VS- A lie
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
posted by Betty

New Year Resolutions (NYR) or lie?
What the heck is this all about?? Who thought of this? I was interested in knowing so here´s a "blurb" of what I found

The History of New Year´s ResolutionsThe tradition of the New Year´s Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar.With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year.

So that´s beautiful right? Except who wants forgiveness from their enemies? They became enemies for a reason and most likely in my case it was something someone did, said, thought or believed that pissed me off and clearly showed their stupidity, ignorance, and/or insecurities. So never would I make a resolution such as or exchange gifts with said idiots. I certainly can look forward to a brighter future knowing they won´t be a part of it. :)

The Romans named the first month of the year after Janus, the god of beginnings and the guardian of doors and entrances. He was always depicted with two faces, one on the front of his head and one on the back. Thus he could look backward and forward at the same time. At midnight on December 31, the Romans imagined Janus looking back at the old year and forward to the new. The Romans began a tradition of exchanging gifts on New Year´s Eve by giving one another branches from sacred trees for good fortune. Later, nuts or coins imprinted with the god Janus became more common New Year´s gifts.

So now Janus was lucky enough to have two faces? having the ability to see forth and back. So who got the other two changing faces? YOUR I correct? That´s why we call them "TWO FACED". Now if I were to follow this traditional New Years Resolution "thingy" I sure in heck wouldn´t be giving my enemies nuts, coins or branches from sacred trees, I might take a branch from a tree and whoop their head with it.
Anyways, I don´t put "NYR" on myself because I don´t believe one should say "I´m not going to _____________this year! I mean do murderers say "this year I´m not going to kill anyone. I´ll let people live til next year?? I do hear folks saying, no dieting, no smoking, no drinking, no swearing, STOP PEOPLE! You don´t need the turn of numbers to make an impact on your life...JUST DO IT!
The only people that need to make NYR´s is our government and promise that they´re not gonna stick it to us this year! no wait then that would not be a NYR..that would be a "LIE".

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