The reasons for the elders’mixed feelings about the New Year, I think, come down to the following twoones. On the one hand, celebrating the New Year means a great expense to them.On the other hand, the fleeting time exerts considerable pressure on them. Kidsmay say excitedly that they begin another year in their life after the NewYear; while, elders may sigh, “Well, I’ve become one yearolder!” For the kids, the New Year means that they are making progress in themost brilliant part of their life. On the contrary, for the elders, it’s anindication that they are sliding into their declining years.