Jon Keller's New Year's Resolutions

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Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Happy New Year to all WBZ listeners. Now that it’s here, have you got your New Year’s resolutions ready?

The experts tell us not to make resolutions, they are too vague and made in a moment of seasonal optimism that might not be sustainable once the party-less reality of January sets in. 

And as always, these experts have statistics to back them up: less than a quarter of us are still committed to our New Year’s resolutions by the time February rolls around, and less than ten percent fulfill them.

But it’s a new year and a new decade, and if we can’t be optimistic now, when will we ever be?

So here are a few of my resolutions for 2020, committed to the archives so you can call me out later if I fail:

  • I resolve to be quieter. When you talk for a living, talking becomes a knee-jerk reflex. But you always learn more from listening than speaking. And as the world gets noisier, I’m finding I appreciate peace and quiet more than ever.
  • I resolve to be more fair. Age gives you perspective on how few black-and-white truths there are in life. I’m going to try to be more appreciative of the shades in between, and more tolerant as a result.
  • But I also resolve to tell it like it is more aggressively. I like being somewhat unpredictable in what I say, but I hope to erase any doubt about what I stand for.
  • And finally, I resolve to keep shaming drivers who don’t clear the snow off their cars, because I know that, for many of you, this is my highest calling.

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