Photo cred – Overland
'Tis a new year, Toronto. The time has come to reflect on the past year and think about the new year. For some messed up reason, time seems to fly by quicker as you get older, and it sucks. Whether you've accomplished anything this year, or whether you managed to stick to your New Year's resolutions from last year, you should set out some new goals for the coming new year.
Hold the dang door open for people
No one seems to want to take 5 seconds to keep the door propped open for the person behind them when they're walking out of the TTC station or the Eaton Centre. It ain't cool to let the door slam in the faces of the people walking behind you. Us Torontonians are supposed to be polite. Let's start showing some courtesy come 2015.
Show random acts of kindness
Building up on the idea that Torontonians are supposed to be nice and polite. You walk by that homeless man every single day – why not spare some change or buy him a coffee? You see someone struggling to parallel park on the stupidly busy streets – why not help guide them? Spread positivity and you will receive positivity in return. Ja feel?
Play nice on the TTC
If you see a pregnant woman or an elderly person, stand up. You're young, you're healthy, you are more capable of standing than they are. During rush hour, don't hog seats with your bags and things. There's no need to be selfish, we're all suffering the same commute.
Photo cred – mob mob
Stop driving like an asshole
No more cutting people off. No more blocking intersections. No more tailgating. It's a new year, and you're going to (try your best to) be a good driver.
Stop using credit cards as disposable income
Canadians currently owe more than $1.5 trillion in debts (excluding mortgages). Is it really necessary to spend money you can't afford on something you don't need right now? Don't put yourself in debt, it will suck.
No more jaywalking
I have a dream that one day Toronto people will walk to the lights and look both ways before they cross the street. I have a dream that everyone will follow the rules and no one will get hit by cars. Seriously though.
Eat better and healthier
With delicious vegan restaurants like Fresh in Toronto, it isn't difficult to eat healthy. It's expensive as hell, but even dedicating one day a week to eat healthy is better than nothing.
Stop complaining about everything
Yes, the cold weather frigging sucks. Yes, waiting in line just to get stupid brunch sucks. But, complaining about anything and everything does nothing except make you more annoying. Peace and patience, my friend, peace and patience.
Photo cred – Stan Rawrysz