What’s behind New Year’s resolutions?

Google told me that yearly resolutions started over 4000 years ago in Babylon. People made their resolution (promise) to their gods and kept them so the gods would look kindly on them.

Good thing I looked that up. I thought it was a modern invention.

This column was written at the end of 1980. Here’s what I said about resolutions as the new year (1981) approached.

I haven’t made a New Year’s resolution in a long time. I do not miss the pressure. These days I just do the best I can. Success and failure take their turns with me, but that’s just life.

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