New Year resolutions

There is no scientific proof that Jesus Christ was born on December 25. A lot of people celebrate Christmas on January 7, notably, the Russian Orthodox Church. I had come to the conclusion that anyhow we select one day of the year to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is good and my topic today is New Year.

Einstein has proved by his ‘Special Theory of Relativity’ that time simply does not exist, in a linear sense, in this universe. But for convenience, we split our days into hours, minutes, and seconds. Also, we have weeks, and months, and years on our calendar.

But unlike Christmas, a New Year has some backing on science.

The earth revolves around the sun. Also, the earth spins around on its axis giving us day and night. The earth spins on its own imaginary axis that is tilted 23 degrees ensuring that the sun’s rays fall into the earth at an angle, not perpendicularly, when the earth is away from the sun during certain times of the year. Since the sun shines on us tangentially during winter, its rays are not hot enough, we have winter in one hemisphere and summer in the opposite hemisphere.

The earth revolves around the sun in about 365 days. So every New Year, our earth completes one revolution on its elliptical orbit around the sun; and starts another one. (Also, in 24 hours that make up one day; the earth spins about one time on its own axis.)

The sun is also moving indefinitely through the galaxy at the same time. So, no two New Years are the same.

Coming to New Year resolutions, a lot of people would have a lot of them. Stopping smoking, exercising more, drinking and eating less, watching less TV, bridling the tongue to speak only good language, so on and so forth. I do have a few of them, but I am not telling. Since only a few people are actually able to achieve every item on the list, it is important to find ways to do whatever that is on our list. I personally believe that rather than finding some indefinite future-date to achieve our resolutions we have to start with the now. Since it is the only time we have on our hands. By doing whatever that has to be done, by being diligent, and spending the present time fruitfully, we move one-inch closer to our resolutions. I wish you the very best in your endeavor.


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