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Writer's Block: To auld lang syne

Posted on 2009.31.12 at 12:15

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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-01-01 06:27 (UTC) ()
Consider first that humans are social creatures, thus they're behaving as humans, not lemmings, when they take advantage of an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Coming together in a happy and celebratory way is a good thing, after all!

See, I do this on Thanksgiving and Christmas--I do agree that social events with family and friends are wonderful (and I'm a big fan of the human race *g*), but I haven't done family things for New Year's Eve since my kids were all living at home. The lemming part isn't the social aspect, it's the "okay, we have to drink now" part (and honestly, this isn't about the evils of alcohol, because I love me some good alcohol when the occasion is right).

And the more I think about why I get all Bah Humbug about the holiday, the more I really think it's the way it's marketed. The media makes the whole thing into something that turns me off. I think next year I'll do something wholly personal to mark the occasion.

*hugs* Blessings for the coming year, devotchka. :)
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