Monday, December 31, 2012

My New Year's Message to You!

I could wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! But you'll have moments of happiness throughout the year so that's pretty much redundant.
However, I'm not despising that godly and traditional redundancy that has become so dear to us that saying it makes us feel showered with 'blessings.' What I know so far is that you know how to deal with happiness no matter what form it comes in.
Your lover might decide to be supererogatorily good to you as a 2013 resolution; or you might win a lottery; or you might get promotion at work...or buy that car you always wanted. But I know one thing: no matter the incidents, you'll not seek help from your friends or family regarding how to be happy when you are happy because happiness doesn't need a solution. I don't know how many days will be happy for you but I’m 100% sure you'll have some.
So wishing you happiness on the days you'll be happy anyway is presumptuously lame.

Now, sadness is all a different ball to kick. I'd want to wish you strength to face the challenges 2013 brings. Again, I'm 100% sure you'll have those sad moments and I'd want you to be strong and have a clear mind to frisk or forage for solutions to squeeze happiness out of that sadness...or more realistically, get ways to lessen the effect of sadness on you.

I wouldn't want you to pray though because, like Carlin said, god has a divine plan for you in 2013 so stop disturbing her with prayers because she's not going to change the divine plan for you. Stop being arrogant as to ask god to change her mind just for you! Who the hell do you think you are? Be humble and say: 'Whatever god wills will happen as she so wishes and I have to brace myself for whatever she's divinely set for me." So stop praying because that is arrogant. Have respect for god because she'd put some divine thoughts into the plan so don't think you know better than god as to force her to change her mind.

And if you want her to be sorry for you, then remember, she knows why she gives you those plights and tribulations and she knows how you feel about them and how they affect you. So stop acting like she doesn't know how you feel because she gave you the feelings, remember?

So, I wish you all the strength of will to stand up to the sadness and challenges of 2013 and be like: bring it on! And by the way, entering 2013 is a choice. It’s a mental game that gives you an impression that there’s something/someplace you are entering into; and that you have no choice but to enter! Boo! You could remain in 2012 or go back to any year if you wanted; by making 2012 to have a given number of days or by making it other words, device your own calendar. You know damn well that some people entered 2013 before you! And, Oh dear! Ethiopians are still way way way away from 2013!

Dividing time up was for statistical convenience so if it proves inconveniencing then do away with it! Christians plagiarized a pagan tradition and called it Christmas. You’d not be the only crazy one!

But don't change the calendar please! It'd show that you're weak, or unimaginative like the Christians, who know that Jesus was born in the fall not winter but they still chose a day that was already being celebrated. Talk of George’s 1984! Usurping and power misappropriation! Who could celebrate the end of summer? I couldn't! I don't care about the beautiful colors of fall; it's time to mourn summer! Winter? Yes! Who’d hate the white stuff?


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