Happy New Year/New Decade!

So here we are, finally in 2020 and a brand new decade. Lots of expectations of myself this year, more writing being one of those things.

I’ve been reading a bit today and am always amused by those that seem to take issue with using dates as a means to mark events. Sivers is way off, at least in how he’s communicating this thoughts in that piece. What is wrong with choosing a date as a starting point if that helps you achieve your goals?

This particular paragraph really got me though:

The fourth Thursday in November is not when I feel most thankful. The 14th of February is not when I celebrate my romantic relationship. To force these celebrations on universal dates disconnects them from the meaning they’re supposed to celebrate. It’s thoughtless.

Why does it disconnect them from that meaning? What is wrong with saying “hey, this particular day every year we’re going to set aside for people to come together and give thanks?” It doesn’t mean that’s the only day someone has to personally give thanks. Humans have always marked days like this, its part of being the social animal we are. Nobody is saying these are the only markers one has to have personally. The article seems like nothing more than a bunch of sour grapes to me.

I never thought I’d see the day but today buying marijuana became legal in Illinois and people lined up in droves to get the stuff. Good. I have never understood the distinction between pot and alcohol. Hopefully more states will follow.

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