Residents ask: ‘Why bother with resolutions?’

Published 12:35 pm Saturday, December 31, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - It's a tradition for many people when the new year comes around to to make a resolution to better themselves in some way.
Those resolutions typically revolve around things like losing weight, eating healthier, exercising, drinking less alcohol or saving money.
More often than not, those who do make New Year's resolutions, will end up only keeping them for a short time - or not at all.
Area residents weighed in on whether they make New Year's resolutions and how good they typically are at keeping them.
Niles resident Joe Yakim said he doesn't really make a resolution either, because he usually ends up not keeping it, so what's the point, he asked.
Ellen Malone of Cassopolis was shopping at the Niles Martin's Supermarket and said she usually makes a resolution, but it's typically something philosophical.
Karole Swanson doesn't make any New Year's resolutions either.
Rhonda Rohl is another Niles resident who doesn't make a resolution.
Betty Davis of Niles doesn't make resolutions either she feels it's just too much trouble to keep them in the end.