As a teenager, the days before new year is pretty great. Parties go on and you meet friends and family. You meet new friends and you share what great moments you had throughout the year with you friends and family. All mistakes you have made are the past but what teenagers need to remember is they are still there and will come back to haunt you. Being responsible and doing well in school will help you in the long run and over the years to come you will have better new years. If you have many things you regret and many bad things you have done then take a new years or if your a parent and take your son or daughter and let them unwind their stories and get them on the right path. My dad did is to me one year and that next day of the new year I felt I changed and was becoming a whole better person and I’ve been on a track to have a great education and get a well payed job that I like.
In Korea people don’t stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year. Instead, they get up in the middle of the night and they hike a mountain. They climb through the dark, snowy pre-dawn hours and when they reach the top they stand with their faces to the sky to greet the first sunrise of the New Year.
What a contrast to how we in the West often enter the New Year – stumbling out of bed at noon, tired and quite possibly hungover. For many, January 1st is a day of recovery. We spend New Year’s Eve celebrating the ending of something and the beginning of a new thing. We bombard the internet with reflections on the previous year. Even the less introspective among us take a moment to declare the past year, “the best” or “the hardest” or “the craziest” year of their lives.
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