Nobody can complain that we have had a dull year and, on this first day of January, we are more or less forced to make a choice between optimism and pessimism about the year to come.
Let’s face it, no matter how much we worry and complain, we are lucky to live here and now. If we consider the history of the human race as one big party we arrived at just the right moment. The party is in full swing, all inhibitions have been cast aside, and the drinks have not yet run out. We older folks may even miss the worst of the hangover.