New Years Resolutions- Extinct?

Each year the people are handed an opportunity to make a change about themselves. So why don’t they? Are they already good enough? Or is it just not worth the effort?

“Everyone always says that they want to lose weight, but no one ever sticks with it,” said junior Stephanie Hodgson. “Everyone also says they don’t want any more friend drama, but that never happens.”

New Years resolutions don’t usually come easy to obtain; weight-loss goals are forgotten at holidays, that “no-more caffeine” goal seems not worth it, you try so hard not to bite those nails but when you look down they’re already gone.

“People lack the motivation and will power,” said senior Mariah Mahoney.

Temptation to simply forget and continue on with life gets the better of most. Many people simply choose not to try.

“It [not attempting New Years resolution] says that we [the student body] are lazy,” said Mahoney. “ Kids don’t focus on important things, only materialistic and unimportant things like drama.”

Hodgson and Mahoney don’t believe that a student body with goals to better themselves in the New Year would necessarily benefit the school as a whole.

“It wouldn’t benefit the school, it would benefit the person making the resolution,” said Hodgson.

Kind of like Jordan Dominguez’s New Years Resolution this year–to move back to her hometown Chicago. This isn’t something that will improve the school, it’s solely about making herself happier. Making yourself happier and/or healthier is at root of the New Years Resolution idea.

“[If I were to succeed in a New Years Resolution] I would be healthier,” said Mahoney.

According to Dominguez, there are some people who achieve their goals in the New Year–but they aren’t things you would normally think of as ways to better yourself. To relax by doing hardly anything at all.

“Some people have bad resolutions- and they do stick to them,” said Dominguez. “Some people choose to lay around and chill out–and not have a job.”