As the original texts are written in Turkish, English translation is provided for non-Turkish readers. The author apologizes in advance for any and all possible changes and losses in meaning due to translation.
Throughout the history of humankind, our species has always found something to celebrate. Religious celebrations, anniversaries, national or global festivals and many more.
Why are we doing this? I am sure there are many psychological and sociological reasons, but the quintessential need is to have a PAUSE, a moment to shake us up and remind us of the important aspects of our existence. It is also a moment to share and CARE as a community, family, citizen of the world, and an important opportunity to think beyond ourselves.
Well, let’s all remember this aspect of celebrations as we wish the best for the upcoming festivities – whatever they might be. And in particular, let’s hope that the NEW YEAR 2020 will bring happiness, health and prosperity to each of us, our communities and the world.