The new year is always an opportunity to start anew, to shake off the vestiges of the past 12 months and carve a new path forward. What better way to do this than by doing the exact same things we did last year?
Traditions are important, but surely we can do better than watching a ball drop on a street crowded with thousands of frozen drunkards who have no hope of reaching a bathroom. For instance, Estonia’s tradition of eating seven, nine, or 12 times on New Year’s signifies they'll have the strength of many in the new year. (I had to explain this one to my wife as I kept visiting the fridge during Tuesday’s bowl games.)