Am I alone in this? As a disclaimer, let me say I am 22 years old and I have plenty of big events I could go to with mates. It's not that I'm
socially awkward or anything but to be honest, this year I just cannot be bothered with it.
Every single New Years Eve party ends up being a drag, or at least that's how its been the past 4 or so years for me. Yeah, you get drunk. Yeah,
you're with 'friends', but really - I always just end up feeling isolated as I'm the only person there that isn't having the time of my life.
To me, New Years Eve is like an average night out except:
1) It's overcrowded
2) It's overpriced
3) It's a massive logistical mission getting to and from the event.
For these reasons (and more), I would rather go on a normal night out than indulge in some fantasist New Year Nightmare.
Perhaps this is my fault, as I cannot bear to dance frantically to the sound of mainstream garbage 'music' - which everyone else in my age bracket
seems to love doing. It may also be my fault that I am not one of those guys that runs around with a permanent grin tattooed across my face yelling
'Hey! I'm a fun loving guy! I just gotta have that fun! Everything is fun to me! Hey ladies, lets have fun dancing to David Guetta! Work it girl!'
For some more background - I do like to have fun lol, but New Years events are not my idea of fun. I also love to drink, but I don't like to be
wasted in public. In private or in small groups of very close friends, that's another story.
The whole New Year's resolution thing is a also sham - why make one promise to yourself (that you're bound to break) rather than trying to improve
yourself every single day of your life? And why on earth, hypothetically speaking, do people place such great emphasis on pointless events?
It's the equivalent of having a 'Driving Day' where everybody with a car hits the roads at the exact same time. Or tries to fit into the same car,
while a drunk guy takes the wheel. I'd rather just drive on a normal road on a normal day.
Also, time may possibly be a valid measurement in physics but in my book, the Gregorian calendar is way off. Hence, New Years Eve isn't as important
as one might think.
I don't know about you guys, call me the grinch if you must. But I, for one, am seriously considering a quiet night in this time. Who's with me?
P.S. Don't get me started on birthdays