A (european) friend of mine asked how the Australian psyche is affected by not having seasons, and particularly a proper winter where hibernation and creativity and introversion can have their place. I might spend a decade thinking about that, but here’s a new idea:

Australians make their new year resolutions during a long week of partying and swimming, a week when artists and entertainers are earning their best money all year, and office workers are spending the fruit of their labours on beach holidays.
No wonder we don’t trust those resolutions.