Winter 2001

Richard J. Maynes


"The Choices We Make"

The Choices We Make

Brothers and sisters, today we find ourselves embarking on a new semester and year. Traditionally, this is the time of year when many people around the world make New Year's resolutions. It has become very obvious over the years, and also the source of many jokes, that it is far easier to make a resolution than it is to keep one. Why do you think that is the case?

In almost every instance, a New Year's resolution is an attempt to try and reverse the consequences of poor choices made in the past, by replacing those decisions with better ones. You know--exercise more, eat less; study more efficiently, waste less time; be more patient, criticize less, etc. etc.

Making a resolution means an act of resolving to do something.
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