Why do we celebrate events like a ‘new year day’ – in every calendar – when it doesn’t bring any qualitative change in life in practical terms? After all, if we don’t count exceptions, nothing much changes on a ‘tomorrow’ than what it is on a ‘today’.
Well, it’s symbolic and therefore is important.
It is always between ‘what is going to change from one calendar day to the next’ and ‘every day is a new day, a reservoir of hopes, a new opportunity to do, undo or redo things’.
And it is always better to go with the later one – every day is a new day and every day is a new ‘you’.
Welcome 2016. Adieu 2015.
Reflect on. Retrospect. Introspect. And look ahead.
To reflect on the days ahead. To recharge yourself. With this symbolic milestone.
A symbolic milestone that comes every year.
It is for you to look at it – so why won’t we do it in a positive, uplifting mode?
Yes, life is very unpredictable – and so are its difficulties – with moments that let you down – with letdowns that lock you in an inertia.
But pragmatism tells to always look ahead – at the point beyond that letdown. It is only you who can break the run of inertia in your life – it is only you who can win over the psychological entrapments that you have built around yourself.
Life’s experiences should tell us that there is no substitute, no alternative, but to fight back – when life is dragging you down. Kill those jinxes that work to darken your path.
After all, apart from your family, who else stands with you emotionally? Everyone else either has a fleeting attention to the problems you are facing or a ‘knack’ to exploit you more in your hours of crisis.
The sum total is – there is no one else but you who’ll stand for you – and there is no one else but your family that will stand for you.
So, rules of the games point in just one direction – stay along and against the odds you face while trying to live life the way you seek.
Days like January 1 or December 31, now a universal phenomenon, are important milestones to take stock of how the time has gone by so far – and how you need to look ahead – to measure your life so far – with an element of periodicity.
And a touch of celebration is always welcome in this exercise.
Adieu 2015. Welcome 2016.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/