.... but then again, why do we say 'Happy New Year' at all? How do we know that it's going to be a 'Happy New Year' at all? Experience tells us that it will probably be a mixed year, with some good things, some bad things, some happy things, and some sad things, and some things happening in it that are just ... indescribable.
In short, shouldn't we actually be saying something like:
I Hope that your New Year is Happy, and that the inevitable bad things that do happen will not be too bad and too overwhelming?
And then again, when we say 'Happy New Year', aren't we, in a way, unfairly prejudicing the New Year over the Old Year? Wouldn't it be smarter, anyway, to offer some comment or reflection on the Old Year, since we actually have some experience about that?
Anyway, bearing all that in mind, I wish you all a Blisfully, Ecstatically Happy New Year.
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