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Tidings for a New Beginning

And it’s the end of another year.

Every new year brings a chance to mark the passage of time, reflect on the past and embrace the future.

For most of us, the new year would begin on a lazy note. The usual routine of waking up late on the First, followed by the new year wishes that need to be sent as you couldn’t tend to them last night. Then some fooling around the house, worrying about the already piling up school assignments, thoughts inevitably coming into mind about how it was a similar situation last year.

How many of us have got our new year resolution lists scratched up and how many of us are actually working towards it? I am a strong believer of what Eric Zorn once said, “Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.” Also, let us not forget Mark Twain’s idea on the same, “new year’s day is now the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”

The end of the year is the time to turn over a new leaf. The choices you make in the new year may affect and direct your course of life for years, or decades, to come.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Let’s keep these magical words in mind and try to rise above the little things.

So, here it is. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right

-Urja Maladkar, 11 B


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