It was Time for Resolutions

Have you made your New Year resolutions already? People around the world, and even centuries ago, have been making and keeping or breaking them. This month, we’ll take a peek at some of the resolutions of a few people from history. Maybe you’ll gain all the inspiration you’ve been looking for from them!

Illustration of Jonathan Swift keeping a child at arm's length
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

The irony of this resolution…

Who hasn’t read the fun Gulliver’s Travels? Author Jonathan Swift loved resolutions — that’s why he wrote not one, but seventeen! His aspirations ranged from the acceptable ‘don’t tell the same story over and over to the same people’ to the very strange ‘not to be fond of children or let them come near me’. What a pity, Mr Swift. Children adore your book and would have loved to have met you!

Cover of the January 2022 issue of The Teenager Today

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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.

Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.