Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Everybody has a New Year's story

The only question doing the round these days is, "So what did you do on the 31st?". Is it really that big a deal that a new year has started? Is it really of so much consequence that a new year has begun, that the year has changed from 2007 to 2008?

Why don't we celebrate a new month? or even a new week, (in fact, come to think of it, we do anything but celebrate a new week, trudging to office with long faces, wishing it was a Friday!) or even a new day, or perhaps a new hour, or a new minute, or a new second??? (Living is a celebration!)

It is interesting to think about what all changes when the year ticks over from 2007 to 2008. The biggest concern for me is to remember the year as 2008, so I can sign the cheques correctly! Apart from that, there isn't much, and yet we humans need another reason to celebrate, another excuse to go on a binge of drinking, another reason to bust up hard earned money. Whats the bottom line?

2 Comments:

Anonymous KD said...

Humans need a reason to celebrate.. a reason to bring a change in our day (from the monotonous routine)..& many like me need a reason to booze..
hence are these new years and even festivles... if a particular God was born on a day some 1000 years back... what do i do today?? whatever difference he had to make on earth..he did that... me jumping in joy wont change a thing..

The choice is always ours... do we choose to make new years or festivles speial in our lives...

Just a thought.. if we start celebrating each new week in a way as special as new year... we'll need a change (break) from these celebrations..

11:41 PM  
Blogger Anshuman said...

KD, you make a valid point about humans just wanting a reason to break from monotony.

Thanks

1:26 AM  

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