Everybody seems to make a big deal about it. "2012 sucked, 2013 will rock!" ... people expect the turning of a month and year to change their fortune and I just don't get the fascination with celebrating a new year. If someone could give me a reason other than, "You're just an idiot and wouldn't understand.", I'd appreciate it. To me it just seems like an excuse to get drunk. Which is fine with me ... but I don't get any of its other purposes -- if there are any.
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A lot of people see the new years as an opportunity for change. But like you, I am getting annoyed at all the people saying "2012 sucked! Bring on 2013...blah blah blah!" The difference between a year sucking and a year being awesome, I believe for most people is simply perspective.
Most of the people saying that are usually the ones who post stuff about how one terrible thing happened to them and now their whole life sucks. And it might not even be a very bad thing (ie. lost a cell phone, a friend betrayed them), just a little bump in the road for most people. Sucky stuff happens, but that's life. Unfortunately they let it ruin their life. And then the next day it's all "omg I'm so happy...lovin' life..."
New years is pretty over-hyped. People also make it a big deal that you have to have the night of your life. Not true, you should try to have fun all year round, not just on new years. Yes it's a time for celebration, but you can make changes in your life any time of the year.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy celebrating new years too, but I just think it's ridiculous how some people are complaining about how much '2012 sucked'. I'm sure for some people it actually did. But honestly, most of the people I know that had horrible things happen to them (ie. loved ones dying) are actually reflecting quite positively to the past year. They are not letting it bring them down. I think that is the important thing, just focus on the good things. The bad things have already happened, so it's not going to help to relent on all the bad stuff. Especially if it's something insignificant.0