Pierce College now tackles the year 2014. A year for new goals, ambitions and organizing those priorities.
However, the inevitable question is, are New Year’s resolutions pointless or are they worth it? The answer to this question can go either way. According to the website statisticbrain, about 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and of that 45 percent, 46 percent continue to follow them after the fist six months.
Needless to say, statistics are not in favor of this New Year’s tradition, yet people still are. For those who choose to take a gamble, Pierce College students give their opinions on New Year’s resolutions and a few of their own.
Mark Loveless: “I want to lose my Freshman 15. That’s my biggest goal. I also want to make a million dollars by the end of this year. I feel like New Year’s resolutions are very good. By writing down goals, you have a better chance of accomplishing them.
I also want to own a glow fish, and I really want to grow a monster pumpkin. You know, those big old pumpkins you see at the Puyallup fair. I plan on growing my own monster pumpkin and building a house out of it because my parents are threatening to kick me out.
As for my pottery business, I want to get my website up and running, that’s lovelesspottery.com, and that’s basically it.”
Edwin Piedra: “I want to finish my Pierce associates of arts degree by fall quarter, that is, if I can pack all my credits in.
Let’s see, also I want to volunteer for habitat for humanity. So, I’m probably going to take some of my summer quarter off. It was a long process to be accepted. I had to apply and then they determined if you qualified or not.
Then I’m trying to get a job hopefully by fall quarter at the Seattle Aquarium. But I have mostly school oriented goals.”
Marcus Dean: “My New Year’s resolution five years ago was to become a vegetarian, and this New Year’s was my five year anniversary of me being a vegetarian. For the first three months it was hard to be a vegetation because it was hard to go out and not eat meat, because there were no vegetarian options.
Also, when I was at someone’s house their parents would make meat and I would have to say ‘sorry I can’t eat this meat’ and that was really awkward. But then it just becomes a habit and it’s easier now.
I feel like a lot of New Year’s resolutions are silly because people don’t hold themselves accountable to them. That’s why there’s such a flux of people at gyms after New Year’s, because they say they’re going to get healthier but many don’t. But I also feel like you are more likely to reach your goals if you make them.”
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