I didn't say anything about living in Serbia, I live in Canada. So when I said that I'm basically looking at the western civilization and the European civilization. I am quite sure more then 90% of these forums consist of people that live in North America/Europe... and therefore I am simply stating what the society does in both these ends of the world. For a fact, I know Europeans over seas celebrate this as a big event, but if you are looking it from the North American point of view, even Chinese and Jewish people, who celebrate Chinese New Years and Honika more then the 31dec., go out on new years eve to hang out with friends. See the thing about North America, talking more specifically Canada/USA, is that its population consists of many different races/cultures, so therefore YES there is alot of traditions that each of the cultures believe in, but there are some common events that everyone celebrates. For example, I am a Serbian living in Canada, and we have this tradition of what is called a "slava" which lasts 3 days and it's basically a big holiday for us where we call upon tons of families to come celebrate it with us... if I were to ask someone here if they knew of this event, they would probably say no. The point is that you continue your yearly traditions of your culture without having other people noticing it, so therefore it's not as "big" of an event as new years eve is, which is celebrated through-out most of the world. Take another example, Orthodox which consists of the southern Europe and Russia, we don't celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December, we celebrate it on the 7th of January, but even though we at least pretend to celebrate and enjoy the holiday along with other people that do celebrate. This is another reason why our Orthodox Christmas on the 7th of January doesn't feel anything "special", because it simply is not celebrated world wide like the new year is.Are you so ignorant of others cultures and areas that for example, what happens in Serbia, isn't necessarily what happens everywhere else in the world? If the top day for weddings is not New Years Day somewhere else (as it often isn't), does that make any alternative day or days somehow less meaningful/enjoyable? If someone prefers Chinese New Year to Jan 1st, does that make them somehow weird to you? How about the way people in the Vatican spend New years at Mass? Or that some regions choose other holidays/dates of the year to be much more important to special to them. Never mind individuals and what they themselves prefer, or how past experiences on this specific holiday or others may affect their perception of the day this time around. Or that perhaps this year, someone simply might have celebrated it a bit differently then you.
Every post of yours in this thread has only been from your own specific inward point of view, ignoring the possibility of others as being of equal merit. Being it's a New Year, and these seem to mean so much to you, you might attempt to use this year to start expanding your mind a bit: to realize that what is important to you or your area may not be quite so important or special to others in a similar fashion. Days like this are likely to have different grades of importance ranging from highly important to totally indifferent depending on each person you meet, and each area you go, even in places where it is celebrated as a holiday of importance, or recognized as truly "the first day of the year" at all.
Not sure why weird is being bandied around as a dirty word anyway. Without weird we would all be mindless robots following each other exactly. There would be no creativity, no advances, no changes by mankind's impetus at all, only from things totally outside of our control. There would also be one less Iron Neck in KO. I say thank God for weirdness.[/b]
As for you word "wierd", I see you are practically defining it as chaos. Well if it wasn't for "wierd" we wouldn't be living in such a world as this, where the list of bad things would go for days if I started writing it up today, such as poverty, starvation and such.
I am an adult, and no it's none of my business that you don't care about New Years Eve. And well I can prove to you for a fact that people that stayed home aren't smarter. How about you, since you are such a big adult, what kind of a job do you have? I mean alright sure if you name something that earns you tons of money, then I would think of you as a smart person and would start taking this topic a different overview. Now I'll introduce how "smart" I am. I am a biomedical major at York University in Toronto, Canada with a 90% average... says enough doesn't it? I will wait your answer on this one to further reply and state the rest of thoughts.When you become an adult you will understand, maybe. Honestly I could give a shit about NYE, why is that any of your business? It's not kid. It doesn't make any difference who celebrates what. And honestly ppl who stayed home on new years are probably alot smarter. I know I woke up feeling great in the morning and not killed by a fucking drunk driver. BTW not everyone in this world drinks, NYE is largely a drinkers celebration, alot of sober people opt to stay home and safe.. You gonna call someone a loser cuz they don't drink??
I don't blame you for your attitude, it only displays your age. But maybe you can learn something.[/b]
As for your drinking story, no I am not a drunk, but I do drink. I'm not like these Canadians (mostly) that I see going over the limit where they start puking and having to lay on the floor for the rest of the night, I know my limit unlike others and most the time don't even go to the point of getting typsy. Unfourtanetly, yes on this New Years Eve, I did go to the point of getting typsy, but it wore off half an hour later, so it wasn't a big deal.
I don't see where it particularly states that New Years Eve is a celebration of alcohol addicts. I simply said from the start that this is a celebration of where friends/family get together to celebrate it. See this is the point where I can't judge others, is the way they celebrate. But pay specific attention to the word "celebrate", meaning that playing KO isn't a way of "celebrating" New Years Eve, spending time with your girlfriend, going out clubbing, meeting up with a couple of friends for a nice dinner etc etc is the way.