It is true that the ‘new year, new me’ is just a fallacy that people love to use to enable themselves feel better, and feel as though they have control over their lives. It is also true that it is very impossible for one’s life to change overnight, because of the arrival of a new year, contrary to be mindset a lot of people have towards the concept of a new year. As unreasonable as the celebration of a ‘new year, new me’ sounds, if we look closely, it isn’t exactly a bad idea, and here’s how;
As human beings, we are likely to face challenges in life, some of which are a result of our own mistakes or misdeeds, we are also faced with things like procrastination, fear, setbacks etc. Notice that these things are factors that we have control over, but we somehow still face these problems. The concept of a new year therefore brings hope and an opportunity for a fresh start, like a clean slate where we can decide what to do or not do, it makes us feel like we now have control, and we can now make necessary changes. Even though there is no actual difference between the old and the new year, we use our mindset towards the new year, to create that difference by not letting things like fear get to us, we then begin to put in more effort, because we think that the new year will bring good tidings and new opportunities. Basically, it serves as illusion of another to make one’s life better.
Definitely, the concept of ‘new year, new me’ isn’t a bad idea, it might be a myth or a fallacy, but it’s a healthy and a positive one, as it gives people hope and motivation. Whereupon, there is absolutely no need to take it away from people, because sometimes, people’s mindsets towards certain occurrences are more important than the occurrences themselves, just like the ‘mind over matter’ saying goes.
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