Nothing Changes on New Year’s Day

U2 performing “New Year’s Day” on the British TV show The Tube on March 16, 1983. (Photo by Erica Echenberg; Redferns/Getty Images)

Marking the relentless march of time, as the great Gregorian number increases, loses alot of its fun the older I get. The pressure to fall into step and make with the anticipation as if any holiday meant as much or the same to everyone else simply gets to be too much. People just do not have the same perspective all the time. So, why do we do this to ourselves over and over again?

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Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.

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