Top Failed New-Year Resolutions

Posted on February 7, 2012

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Features | Christina Manero

As humans, we are lazy.  Deep down, we are all procrastinators, looking for any reason to remain stagnant and set in our ways.  During most of our lives, we accept, even embrace, our laziness.  But as each year ends and a new one begins, we often realize that it’s not always the best idea to continue practicing certain habits.  So, we make resolutions.  This usually lasts, at most, for about a month.  Our natural laziness kicks in and we long to be stagnant once again.  This article focuses on things people most often resolve, and subsequently fail, to change.
Lose weight—Inspired by shows like The Biggest Loser, people everywhere decide to eat healthier and exercise more in hopes that they will slim down a bit.  However, weight loss can be difficult, which is probably why resolutions to achieve goals in that area often conveniently fade from their memories.
Complete school work ahead of schedule—Students who resolve to finish their school work before it is due are actually looking to be lazy for extended periods of time without the dreaded Homework Cloud looming over their heads.  Unfortunately, a resolution with ulterior lazy motives will never last.
Get to school on time—This one is for those who find themselves plagued by faulty alarm clocks, nagging parents, slow starting cars, and printer issues.  Sadly, these students are often set in their ways; if they haven’t learned how to get places on time by high school, they may never figure it out.  My suggestion: Set several alarms, print assignments before bed, and be kind to those who threaten to send you to truancy court.
Be nicer to others—Sadly, the people who make this resolution are often those who need it the least.  This can be explained by the age-old principle that the first step to fixing a problem is acknowledging that it exists. Those who resolve to be nice are often quite nice already.  Unfortunately, their kindness is rarely requited, and they become so jaded that they are actually in need of their forgotten resolution by the time the next year begins.

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