“I call BS on that; either you’re happy or you’re not. There is no “more happy;” if that is your New Year’s resolution, check yourself. You’re not happy.” That was my neighbor’s response to someone who said my New Year’s resolution is “to be more happy.” Nuances aside, I saw his point. For example, if there are things in your life you are happy with and things you aren’t, your resolution would be happy about <fill in the blank. > Otherwise, either you are happy or you aren’t. Just saying more happy, becomes just that, just saying without a real objective.
When people say my resolution is to lose weight, get healthy, save money, etc., these all seem like incomplete sentences to me. What is the objective or why. Like someone saying, I’m going to drive to… and I’m waiting for the rest of the sentence. I come off like the bad seed pulling a wedgie¹when I ask people to finish the thought or for clarification. So, more often than not, I keep my mouth shut. This week, consider resolutions, yours or anyone else’s. Are they “just saying” or is there a goal there? Just asking:-)
¹wedgie – an uncomfortable tightening of the underpants between the buttocks, typically produced when someone pulls the underpants up from the back as a prank.