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Milwaukee NPR Features Simon Bronner in Interview about New Year’s Resolutions and Traditions

Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez


Simon Bronner explains the origins of New Year’s traditions to Milwaukee’s NPR Station, WUWM 89.7. You can listen to the entire 17-minute interview, or read the short article, “Fit for You: The Cultural Origins of New Year’s Resolutions,” by Audrey Nowakowski and Maggie Holdorf. 

Bronner notes that as modern society became more individualistic, the resolutions, too, became self-centered: “It’s not as if the traditions are the same that they were in ancient times. For now, the big difference is the individualism that has grown particularly in modern, complex societies.”




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