The social norm is to say Happy New Year. But what exactly am I wishing for 2011 when I say that? What will make one happy? Who is the happiest person you know? That’s right. Homer Simpson.
And what is the success of his happiness? He seems to live a rather epicurean life that Omar Khayyam prescribes as:
How long, how long, in infinite Pursuit
Of This and That endeavour and dispute?
Better be merry with the fruitful Grape
Than sadden after none, or bitter, Fruit.
So that’s my wish for you all for 2011. Be merry.