Did you make any New Year Resolutions? Why would anyone make New Year resolutions? If you have made New Year resolutions, did you keep them?
It seems that this whole fiasco of making New Year Resolutions started 4,000 years ago during the Babylonian Empire. During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, the Babylonians would promise to pay off debt and return borrowed things to their owner. It was believed if they kept their promises that their gods would show them favor over the new year. If they did not the gods would show their displeasure of that individual for the year.
New Year Resolutions in my estimation is a masochistic exercise to produce self-loathing and low self-esteem. People that want to avoid accountability could blame the heathen gods of the Babylonians, but that may not pass the smell test.
I’m all for traditions but how did this one ever make it past the fall of the Babylonian Empire. Why not bring back bloodletting and leeches. They produce the same effect.
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