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John Oliver Broke Hiatus to Help Us Manage Our New Year’s Resolutions Expectations

For those of us who have already 'failed.'

Last Week Tonight is on hiatus until February 14th (a day we’ll probably really need it), but the voice of reason himself made a brief appearance over the weekend to check our expectations about New Year’s Resolutions–or, as he calls it, “the exact middle ground between lying to yourself and lying to other people.”

According to Oliver,

Every December, for some reason, we decide that next year will be the one when everything turns around, but let’s be honest: we’re a few days into the New Year now, and you haven’t broken your resolutions yet, statistically, you are about to. And that can be depressing but don’t panic, all hope is not lost because the key thing to resolutions is not how to keep them, it’s how to revise them once you’ve failed […] The key to a successful resolution is not hard work; it’s managing disappointment — and that’s it.

Are any of you resolution makers, or do you resent the season’s emphasis on self-improvement? Do you think Oliver’s advice might actually be helpful?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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