Just few days before the new year 2022, someone noted sincerely, that people become really dramatic as the year ends and a new year begins. It’s either there’s a long scissors somewhere for a massive “cut off” of self-acclaimed haters or a whole epistle on how the “new year, new me” mantra would become a thing to adhere to in the new year. It gets quite dramatic I must opine. But then, to each, his style and coping mechanism with whatever reality he/she lives in. Regardless of whatever people confess or wish for while physically transcending into the new year, it is quite of relevance, to give them that chance at expression. Their actions aren’t yours to dictate, after all.
It is natural for people to get excited about the new year. So, kindly allow them. The excitement is not made for you tolerate or make a fuss for. New year means a lot of things to different people. For some, it is a time to make resolutions. For others, it’s a time to highlight their magical intentions for the new year. These things, whether they’ll manifest or not, should be the least of your worries. People react to milestones differently.
A new year is certainly a milestone. One to be grateful, excited and hopeful about. If all one can do is just excitedly recognise his/her launch into the new year, then it’s all okay. This is because, regardless of the principles of work and life (which man developed anyway), there’s exactly no blueprint on how a person should act in the recognition and celebration of a new year.
What you think of people’s reactions will change absolutely nothing about how they feel. Truth is, we’ve all got different modus operandi. So, to avoid so much reoccurring sentiments from your end, it would be more relaxing and less antagonising, if you could focus on engaging in your celebrations, your own way.
It is human to move on with what you think works best; howbeit, for only you! Life has got no manuals. We all have been born into several situations and therefore, operate under certain expressions and restrictions. As a culture in the new year, it is genuinely no drama to have several excitements and funny insinuations abound; it’s just a variety of existence.