First, the obligatory funny picture…
Here it is, the day after Christmas, (or Boxing Day for those of you in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Greenland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, Nigeria and countries in the Commonwealth of Nations with a mainly Christian population. South Africa has to be different by calling it the Day of Goodwill.
For a lot of people, this is the week we get to decide what our New Year’s resolutions are going to be.
I’ve managed to keep mine for each of the past five years — of course they’ve tended to be fairly easy ones (and Jan is a brutal tyrant when it comes to forcing me to keep them)
This coming year might prove to be a tough one.
It came to me a yesterday, as I was reading through some of the comments here. Actually it solidified at that point — it has been something I have been leaning towards for almost a year now.
I am tired of arguing politics. I am tired of defending the indefensible. I am tired of being right and I am tired of being wrong. Or both at the same time.
I personally like most of the people here that I’ve known over the years — even if we don’t often see eye-to-eye here on a narrow band of topics. A VERY narrow band of topics when compared to everything else in the world. I have spent the past seven years or so playing the part of the foil here — the bouncing board, the face of the opposing argument.
It hasn’t been without a certain toll on my part.
My New Year’s Resolution is as such:
I resolve to refrain from political comments, political discussions, and arguments here and on other websites.
I will still make sure things run here, I will chat in the instant chat, I will even exchange emails — as long as they don’t contain political/religious or other topics that lend to being argumentative.
So there you have it, MY resolution. Does anyone else have a New Year’s Resolution they’d like to share here?