Here are the wonderful new year wishes of Belgian singer Jacques Brel on January 1 1968 (Europe 1 radio) :
I wish you an endless list of dreams, and the furious desire to make some of them come true. I wish you to love what must be loved and to forget what must be forgotten. I wish you passions, I wish you silences. I wish you bird songs at dawn and chidren’s laughter. I wish you to respect people’s differences, because the value and merit of each often remains to be discovered. I wish you to refuse a stalemate, or the indifference and negative vertues of our time. And I wish you never to renounce the search, adventure, life, love, because life is an incredible adventure and no reasonable human being must renounce it without putting up a tough fight. I wish you most of all to be yourself, proud and happy, because happiness is our true destiny.