2011 Resolutions
13 January, 2011
 2011 Resolutions

What a wonderful American (or Western, for that matter) tradition this is! We are transplanting so many of those Western ones to the Georgian soil that one more will never hurt.
I have spent more than two decades of my life in the States and I am used to making those New Year’s Resolutions. On a personal level of course! I would like to herewith make an attempt to elevate the notion to the national level. The NYR is a

commitment made for achieving a goal, implementing a project or reforming an inauspicious habit. If fulfilled diligently, a healthy NYR may very well be turned into a beneficial consequence. There are probably hundreds of presumable New Year’s Resolutions that could be set as goal to be accomplished in the new 2011 in Georgia. For instance:
* Let us tell the world a little louder – so that they hear us well – that Georgia deserves to have back its recently lost territories, saying nothing about earlier slashes.
* Let us have Russians understand once and for all that Georgia is an independent sovereign nation, determined to stay that way forever.
* Let us make such a planning of our economy which allows Georgia to be self-efficient in many ways.
* Let us build the kind of life here which will naturally attract all breakaway ethnicities and bring them back to Mother-Georgia.
* Let us use our national talent so rationally and dexterously that it can make money.
* Let us become environmentally more responsible although we have already stopped discarding garbage into the streets from our vehicles.
* Let us take better care of our woods, rivers and farm-lands so that they never stop being a source of our well-being.
* Let us get more realistic about who we are, what we are and what we can and cannot do now and in the long run.
* Let us become as much democratic as all other genuinely democratic nations of the world
* Let us align our most important priorities so that we manage doing first things first.
Shall we call those New Year’s Resolutions a new beginning for Georgia and make certain   affordable and unstressful efforts in order for us to make them happen? They may seem not so new to some of us because those are not regular variables, they are constant values in the life of the people of Georgia. I know though that they will appear on my NYR list every year provided they are not achieved in 2011. God forbid! They have to be fulfilled at some point in time. They are equivalent to a nationwide dream, which must come true – the sooner the better!

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