To make resolutions – let alone follow them – takes derring do, and has never been attempted here at heteconomist. Perhaps it will never be re-attempted. But, what the heck, we only live once, at least in these bodies, as far as I can tell, so let’s see what can be mustered. Incidentally, I will be devastated if others do not add resolutions of their own in the comments. Okay, maybe not devastated, but certainly appalled. No, it is a new year, not even appalled. You can, at the very least, be assured of tolerance. In fact, better than that. I will be blissfully at peace with whatever comes.
Things To Do In 2013
– Enjoy life even more than in previous years.
– Be carefree, uninhibited, in the moment.
– Sleep when I want, awaken when I want.
– Remember to eat, but keep it fun.
– Dress down (even more).
– Be as happy as the blissed-out guy in the park. (He has great city views.)
– Be immersed in music, comedy, play.
– Read, write, reflect. Create.
– Do nothing I don’t want to do.
– Express nothing I don’t feel.
– Oppose the establishment on everything, but nonviolently.
– Don’t pay for anything. If it’s not free, I don’t want it.
– Don’t charge for anything. If it pays, I don’t want to do it.
– Don’t take more while others have less.
– Flout social norms.
– Radicalize with age.
– Appreciate beauty in everyone and everything.
– Learn from the young, and the old.
– Love everybody.
– Live and let live. What’s it to me if people embrace capitalism and other hells on earth?
Rules of Thumb for this World
– If thought a fool, you must be onto something.
– Nothing is what it seems.
– The reverse is true.
Boil an egg for eight minutes, one minute for each hour of a standard work day, and contemplate what it would be like to spend those eight minutes in a soul-destroying job not worth doing – in solidarity with worker-bees, managers and CEOs everywhere.
New Year’s Motto
Knowing is not enough.