I’ve always found New Year’s to be an arbitrary “holiday”. For all practical purposes, it’s just another day, with no special attribute that makes it objectively superior for turning over a new leaf. I suppose it’s a good excuse to drink, but those aren’t hard to find on even the most ordinary day.
Humans’ love of round numbers has been documented and exploited (see $ *.99 on virtually every price tag…or the “10” commandments [why not 9?], etc.), and January 1st inspires many to start fresh, and change the things they don’t like about themselves/their life. And that can’t be bad.
Are you making a New Year’s resolution this year? If so, what is it? If not, why not?Â