Friday, January 8, 2072

The Point of Pointless Rituals

An idea doesn't need to make sense to be popular.

Xenocrates

Why do we torture ourselves each new year by making promises to ourselves we won't keep?

Now that my lengthy vacation is over (and I can continue updating this hallowed space as the fine purveyor of humanity's oddest propensities), I have a trick question to ask the lot of you: Have you ever wondered why we create so much excitement over days like Thanksgiving,  Christmas, New Years, and a myriad of others? Why do we make new year's resolutions we're going to break anyway? It's only ONE day right? So what exactly is the excitement for? I got asked this a LOT while on vacation. There is a point to all these rituals. Allow me to explain: