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Bidding to dodge the annual ‘New Year, New You’ spiel for this letter, I thought I’d begin with a series of related questions: how often do you think about the ancient Babylonians? And did you consider consulting them while setting any New Year’s resolutions? You know, seeing as they invented them 4000 or so years ago. The original resolutions were conceived for the greater good of humanity. But somewhere along the way people started to gravitate to idealistic resolutions focusing on self-improvement like exercising more, eating healthier or sleeping longer. They were for the good of the individual, not the collective.