Resolution Revolution!

We take a look at why so many people have decided to make less and less resolutions.


Traditions are a thing that a lot of people deem necessary. People have traditions for Easter, Christmas, Hanukkah, 4th of July, but what about New Years? Normally on New Year’s day, people are making decisions to make goals that they can hopefully accomplish. However, there have been fewer people committing or even making resolutions.

“To be honest, I don’t think they’re that necessary.” Serenity Barton, 9th grader said. “You should just, y’know, plan them yourself and just do what you don’t want to do.” Barton then expressed the need to focus on the present rather than the future. There are many people who seem to agree with Barton, that living in the now is more important. However, just like any opinion, there’s still other people who disagree.

“I think they’re necessary if you’re not happy with yourself and you want to make yourself better.” Ashley Gandy, 10th grader said. “But you don’t have to do it, and you can do it anytime you want.” Gandy went on further, saying how she felt that resolutions are more so just a thing of improvement rather than something that has to be done. While this is true, many people feel as though it’s somewhat useless since people tend to relapse into their old ways, regardless of how some may try.

“Because pretty much, they forget, because at the end of the year you’re like ‘oh, I wanna do new stuff,’ but then after a couple of months, you’re like ‘oh I have to do other stuff;’ life changes, so you can’t really predict what’s going to happen.” Alvin Berry, 11th grader, said. “I mean, they’re good, it’s just, it’s good if you follow them. If you don’t, it’s pointless,” Berry said. However, there’s always another take to things like resolutions. While they aren’t a requirement, they do tend to give people some fulfillment. In the end, though, regardless of how we feel, it’s always up to us to improve no matter what time of the year it is.