I’m breaking the mould. I’m upping the stakes. I’m wishing one and all a year of merriment. I’m afraid it can’t be returned, so you’ll have to work with it as best you can. I’m certainly going to.
To achieve the mean of Happiness that the millions of Happy New Year wishes every year are evidently striving for, we need to be aiming for some Merriness from time to time to keep us on track at settling at this particular position on the multidimensional emotional landscape.
Someone has to take this important business in hand, and so I’m having a go, because Obama made no mention of this matter in his campaign promises, and as far as I know has formed no advisory body, transition team, or cabinet member to look into it.
So Merry New Year for 2009! I will be considering carefully what to wish everyone a year from now to continue to maintain the balance.