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.