Monday, January 05, 2009

New Year's Resolution

Each year, I make a New Year's resolution. And each year, I follow through with the resolution for a few weeks. Perhaps a month.

And then I rationalize the resolution away.

This year, I am going to be a doubter. I have accepted so much over the years, that this year I am going to doubt almost everything.

The menu states that the entrée is Vegan, I am going to do some chemical assays, looking for meat proteins. If I read about a train wreck in the next town, I am going to call the news desk to confirm. If Anonymous says I am a dirty bird, I will sniff to ensure I don't have body odor. I will be a super-duper doubter.

When I read about an economic recovery, I am going to act like Missouri and say, "Show Me."

When a doctor places me on another medication, I am going to ask for the literature, showing double blind studies.

But then I wonder. I just wonder. If I ask my husband, "Do I look fat in this?" Do I really want to doubt him? When I see something that could be awe-inspiring, do I want to think of rational explanations which are less inspiring?

I will give it a month.

11 comments:

Writer Guy said...

Uhm... Missouri is the Show Me State. I live here, but don't take my word for it...

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/slogan.asp

:)

Tim said...

I Doubt it

Grant said...

Couldn't you just resolve to show more pictures of hot Asian women in 2009? Even if it only lasts a month, that would be cool.

Anonymous said...

Life is about giving a little and taking a little. If you choose a life of doubt, you will only be found in your late years, walking alone down a sidewalk, scratching your crotch and speaking outloud stating that if you step on a crack your world will end. If you step on a crack your world will end. If you step on a crack your world will end.

Cheers!

Pyth0s

Knot said...

Ya, Writer Guy beat me to it. MO is the show me state.

But hey, knock yourself out with the proof.

Knot

avagdro said...

Thanks for sharing.My new Year resolution include to report victories over victories,not to depend on any one and not to find faults in others,pray for the absolute happiness ,peace all around.

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Leesa said...

writer guy: both states start with an "M" at least.

tim: you stole my line.

grant: I thought this blog was all about hot Asian women.

Pythos: I doubt I would be scratching my crotch.

knot: I am state-challenged.

avagdro: I can't tell if your message is spam or not.

AcuityTodos said...

Living a super-duper doubting life means giving up any reliance on your intuition, means viewing all people through a soul-dampening filter. While it might be safe, is it really life?

Ian Lidster said...

There's much wisdom in this, dear. Probably something we should always do.

And if your husband is wise he will always tell you you're awe-inspiring. If he enjoys getting laid as much as I do, he will heed that. Of course, when I say it, it is always the truth.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

I liked it all the why until, "DO I LOOK FAT IN THIS." Don't doubt him on that!

Happy New Year!

LarryLilly said...

Me, well I will be supper sarcastic, so to you, all I can say is


Yeah, Right!