Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year?

What exactly do we mean when we wish someone a happy new year?

I believe that most people are mistakenly wishing that their friend has a happy New Year's Eve, or maybe at most happy New Year's Day.

When in fact wishing someone a happy new year is wishing that person has a happy new year for the entire upcoming year.

The way I see it the expression is somewhat goofy.

We guzzle down some booze, gather together to watch some common events, and pretend we care so much about other people that we start making wishes.

And just what is a wish? Is it a magical incantation? Does it carry any weight at all in this world?

And if we really cared at all wouldn't it be better to wish people a happy life?

Why is it that the only time we wish people a nice life - it's meant in sarcasm, "Have a nice life", and it's used when we're telling that person good bye?

Anyway, that's it for me tonight.

I had some bubbly, and too much food so I need to sleep it off now.

Happy Nice Life Everyone!

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