Happy New Year! 2024 is finally here, making its slowly way around the globe.
My hypothesis is that people like beginnings and endings, something that each New Year signifies. Beginnings, because it is an opportunity to start afresh. Endings, because it is a chance to declare “Good riddance to bad rubbish!”
Speaking of chance, a “New Year” is an overly predictable event, and it would be fun to add a bit of random chance to it, somewhat like a Powerball lottery. That is, we draw random numbers every day with ever decreasing chances of picking the winning number. When we do pick the winning number, we declare it to be the start of a new year. Until then we keep playing, and everyone remains on the edge of their seats.