It is that time of year again. It’s time to stuff the old year into a bag or box and shove it in the attic, the back of the closet, or the trash bin. It’s time to think about the bright, shiny new year just waiting for us with all it’s potential.
I was thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t usually make them. If I decide to do a thing, I do it…or not. People are talking about the end of the year, but that’s not all… it’s also the end of the decade, (Not really… yes, I understand… 2021…blah blah blah) so it’s a two-for.
Anyway, resolution… re solution… Wanna go on a mind journey with me? C’mon, let’s go!
I started with the definition of resolution, just for funsies: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resolution
And one of my favorite books, the thesaurus, had some interesting entries: https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resolution
Then, I broke it down into re: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/re
and solution: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solution
We know what these words mean. They are simple words… resolution, re, solution, re-solution… I decided to do a search using ‘re-solution’ just to see what would come up.
There were a lot of sites about how to keep a New Year’s Resolution, popular resolutions, etc. Borrring… There were some sites mixed in about graphics, another definition of resolution. It seems that resolution and re-solution are the same thing… at least Google thinks they are.
I did find a few interesting sites. This one is about the most annoying word of 2019, “whatever“. It surprised me because of the demographic that doesn’t like it. https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2019/12/27/whatever-most-annoying-word-2019-42-plan-2020-resolution/2756715001/
Then the Psychology Today post: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-meaningful-life/201912/meaningful-resolution-the-new-year-and-decade
And I had to look up the UK version of Psychology Today (that damn search bubble):
Then I saw a movie named Resolution. Okay, cool… wait! Filmed in east county of San Diego? What?! That’s where I live. I looked at the IMDb site and read the movie description: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1977895/
After reading the description, I was all the way sold. I was pretty much sold just because of where it was filmed, but the description intrigued me. So, I paid $2.99 to rent it. I was committed but not committed enough to pay $15.00 to own it.
It’s very obviously an independent film. Low budget, with kind of a Blair Witch feel to it, then it gets weird. Weird people, weird things, weird occurances. I liked the movie. It’s worth a watch. It won’t blow you away or change your life, but how many movies really do that?
I can’t remember the exact phrasing of the last line of the movie but it was something like ” Wait, can we try this a different way?” A re-solution.
I hope you enjoyed wandering down the mind trail with me. Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions or re-solutions?