First, let me point out the Wikipedia article in Blue Monday. A bit of controversy exists about it, so let’s clarify a few things:
- Skeptics consider it “pseudoscience” “like astrology.” Glad they do, that puts it in my domain. <smile>
- Some lament it claiming that “depression does not occur one day a year.” Well, that is not the point. “Blue Monday” has nothing to do with the mental illness of depression unless certain days, maybe “Blue Monday,” could be precipitating factors for some people.
- Some people have (incorrectly) said it is “the third Monday in January.” Nope. That is not the point. It CAN be the “third Monday in January,” but it should NEVER be strictly codified as such.
So, what is it?
It is the Monday that follows the weekend where your “New Year’s Resolutions” crash, particularly if they involve a “diet” or some other (typically poorly…
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