On New Year's Resolutions It's such a cliché to think about the New Year as time to start afresh and reinvent oneself -- but commentator and philosopher Alain de Botton never lets a cliché stop him from musing about the way we choose to live our lives. Today, he starts the first in a three-part series with an argument in favor of New Year's resolutions.
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On New Year's Resolutions

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On New Year's Resolutions

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It's such a cliché to think about the New Year as time to start afresh and reinvent oneself — but commentator and philosopher Alain de Botton never lets a cliché stop him from musing about the way we choose to live our lives. Today, he starts the first in a three-part series with an argument in favor of New Year's resolutions.

Alain de Botton is the author of books including 'How Proust Can Change Your Life' and 'The Art of Travel.' Charlotte de Botton hide caption

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