My Hopes for the New Year

Every New Year, people make resolutions and express their hopes for the coming twelve months.  That’s deep and cultural and there is nothing wrong with it, except that the more realistic among us know that most of those hopes will not come to fruition and the resolutions will soon be forgotten, due to lack of resolve.  In that spirit, here are my hopes for the New Year, knowing full well that most of them won’t actually happen.

I hope:

  • More people will snap out of their delusional hallucinations
  • That people will spend less time worrying about their personal happiness and more time concerned with ensuring everybody else is happy
  • That art and artists will be more fairly valued and rewarded
  • That more people will find pleasure and joy in my art and art in general
  • Most people will wake up to the unnecessary, harmful fraud that austerity measures have been
  • People will be less afraid and more willing to act with courage
  • The power of quiet determination will overcome bluster and domination
  • That we will lose our appetites for authority, authoritarianism, violence, destruction, murder, killing, cruelty, conquest, force and punishment
  • Most people will realise that most debt is a hoax and for those debts, obtained without any consideration being tendered, to be cancelled
  • We stop believing that there is no alternative (Tina)
  • More people will find opportunities and be supported while they learn to fully grasp them
  • That it will be possible to flourish without destroying the planet or discovering some new swindle to perpetrate on the rest of humanity
  • We realise that trying to turn fallible, flawed, craven, self-interested narcissists into infallible, wise, courageous, benevolent leaders is a hopeless project that must be abandoned immediately in favour of self governance
  • That people will genuinely begin to care about each other, especially the vulnerable
  • Compassion will not be seen as a weakness or indulgence and that people with nothing but ice in their souls begin to thaw
  • We realise what a fraudulent scam the creation of money has been and to throw off the shackles of illegitimate debt
  • That we begin to withdraw our consent and support of privileged elites whose authority to rule over the rest of us is illegitimate anyway
  • That the powerful will be held to account
  • We will begin to unravel the corporate control of daily life and the oligarchy/kleptocracy/pathocracy/plutocracy
  • People will come to understand that greed is not as good as generosity
  • It will be possible to live without compromise, or having to pay to exist
  • The national security apparatus will be seen for what it is: a profit making concern that badly undermines our individual security
  • Privacy will be respected and online abuse will cease
  • People will turn to creativity for solutions, rather than rapacious despoliation
  • The stock of beauty in the world will be greatly increased and the stock of ugliness diminished
  • We’ll all hug each other more and hurt each other less
  • The distraction of turning people against minority groups, with hatred, for political advantage, will be seen as manipulation to mask being fleeced and turned over by the wealthy who cling to power
  • That people will realise civilisation comes from people who create ordinary magic, every day, unrecognised; not from government or government force
  • We realise we can get on just fine without being ruled over in every aspect of our lives
  • People will begin to mind their own business and let other people live their own lives authentically
  • We’ll spend more of our wealth and good fortune edifying and uplifting humanity, rather than grinding it down, oppressing it and keeping it under control and surveillance
  • The ability to create will be seen as the highest public good
  • Control, coercion and manipulation will cease
  • That all life on Earth will flourish

Happy New Year!

About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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6 Responses to My Hopes for the New Year

  1. Ian Cackett says:

    Happy New Year, Michael!

  2. Janet says:

    Your wishes granted! (oh, hang on…Come to think of it, I don’t personally have that power, but putting it out there with you and perhaps the collective collaboration can make great changes.) Wishing you happy surprises and peacefulness, Michael

  3. David Reid says:

    Well said! Happy new year.

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