Face Off: Resolve that resolutions are a waste of time

Face Off: Resolve that resolutions are a waste of time

Ava Amos, Co-Editor-In-Chief

There is a cultural expectation at the start of every new year that people should make changes to their lifestyles and within themselves. But frankly, New Year’s resolutions are pointless. 

Barely anyone ever keeps their promise, whether it’s working out more, eating better, drinking more water or any other typical generic promise, it sticks for a bit, then something happens and then it’s finally forgotten. I don’t understand why people make these half-hearted goals for themselves, as many resolutions are basically set-ups to fail. 

I think that if you’re going to make a resolution, you should intent to commit to it and keep it going. Only a small percentage of people actually achieve the victory of continuing their goal throughout the year, but 80% of the other majority will give up on their resolutions before they barely even began.

For students, trying to make a resolution at the start of a new semester adds even more stress and makes keeping that promise even more of a challenge. You might be better off saving all that will power, self control and commitment for Lent.

One reason why most will drop their year’s promise to themselves is they’re in too much of a hurry to have whatever goal they set happen. They think that it will just occur quickly and easiy, but that’s not the case. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint; it’s not just going to happen. Learn to be patient. 

Moral of the story: New Year’s resolutions are a complete waste of time and energy and there’s no point in even trying to make one when we all know that you’re not even going to keep it. Think that I am wrong? Change my mind.