We're purgatively plodding through the no-man's land between Christmas Day and New Year's. A yearly secular tradition of bemoaning the ragged old year and looking forward to a fresh new one. All the "new-year-new-you" articles, videos, and memes are upon us. We look back and see failures of willpower. We look forward and see opportunity. And the whole internet induldges our need to get pumped for next year, helping us decide to finally lose that gut, or start a small business, or go paleo, or get a raise, or be less anxious, or to just vaguely do better as we march into January.
It's a tradition of shooting up on a concentrated dose of what James Parker calls America's real national religion: the mind-power gospel.Read More