Happy New Year!

I’m up early this new year for some reason, guess it’s as good a way to start it as another. Like every year of my life, I’m looking forward to this one. I don’t have any resolutions other than this, I resolve to let things go. By that I mean that I am not going to allow myself to become depressed over the economy and people’s beliefs in how to fix it. It has been too easy to get angry over the disconnect between what people think the problem is and what they think the solution is. I can’t do anything about the political/economic machinery churning away and people’s blind faith in it despite what I see as its obvious failings. All I can do is try to make the most out of what I’ve got. I am resolving to regain my optimism. It has faded a bit over the last 6 months. I think having too much extra time to think about things is mostly to blame for that. Well, it’s time to get busy with life again…

Oh, I’ll still rail against what I see as obvious problems, don’t worry about that! I have to keep in mind that all I’ll be able to do is educate people. Things will turn out the way they will, bad policy will have bad results… In the same vein, bad habits will have bad results as well. I need to take care of the things that I can do and ensure that what results from my activities is good. Insha’alla I will remember this throughout the year and keep my sanity intact.

In some ways all years are basically the same. All that really changes is what we think of them. Here’s to a good attitude for the rest of this year and for all the years to come. Happy new year!

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