Making and Keeping New Year’s Promises (a.k.a. Resolutions)
It’s nine days into 2018 and most of us who made New Year’s resolutions still remember them. New Year’s resolutions are neither new nor unique to modern humanity. Babylonians made New Year’s Resolutions some 4,000 years ago. In their celebrations, they made promises to their gods to pay debts and to return borrowed objects. These promises can be considered the forerunners of our New Year’s resolutions.