“The hurrier you go, the behinder you get” is a common phrase.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.
If at first you don’t succeed, lie, lie again. (One of the catchphrases of one of our favorite vloggers). And an example of a merchant giving a 10% discount on an item after increasing the price by 20%.
These, primarily oxymoronic, statements come to mind when reading “The Tale of the New Year’s Fail” infographic. We have always thought it odd that there is such as thing as New Year’s resolutions. We have always realized that most resolutions revolve around being healthier, wealthier and wiser or smarter. This is corroborated by the infographic section that states that some of the most common resolutions are to exercise more, eat better and lose weight. However, if these are intrinsically good activities then people ought not to wait until the beginning of the year. After all, if you were in an accident and broke your arm then would you want to wait two months before going to a doctor to fix it?
However, the infographic sheds some light on this by stating that the holidays leading up to the New Year is actually the cause of the problems, especially in regards to losing weight. It states that Americans, on average, will gain one pound that will not be lost. This is good for children who are still growing, but not good for adults. It shows that Americans are becoming more sedentary and are failing at what they are attempting to do each New Year.
Likes: The infographic has a great number of facts to support its hypothesis.
Dislikes: This is a well-represented infographic, nothing to dislike.