A recent F Minus cartoon shows two guys sitting on lawn chairs in front of a house. Next to them is a larger-than-life bust of a bearded guy who looks a lot like Sigmund Freud. At the bottom of the monument, an inscription reads, “In Memory of Big Reg.”
A bearded guy who looks a lot like the Big Reg monument says, “That was my dying wish a few years back. I got better, though.”
Now he gets to enjoy this postmortem monument to himself while he’s still alive.
Which brings me to this question: What monument are you building with your words and deeds, day by day? A new year starts on January 1. Think about your resolutions, and which of your actions will stand the test of time.