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New Year, Old Me

When I was still in school uniforms, I was told about something called new year's resolution and was even encouraged to make these silly statements about what you want to achieve in the new year. That is all fine and good, except that they forgot to tell me exactly how should I go about achieving it. Needless to say, there was no improvement in my life in any meaningful way. So I learnt early on in life never to trust well-meaning adults who gave only the intro but left out the nut-and-bolts of what they say. 

The year I finally finished my formal schooling, someone whom I met at a casual gathering after new year ran out of conversation topic and decided to ask: "So, what's your new year's resolution?" He looked expectantly at me, hoping that I would pick up the conversation ball and keep it rolling. He was a nice guy but he asked the wrong question. "My new year's resolution is not to have any resolution at all!" was my reply. We blinked at each oth…