One more year is sliding by. For whatever reason, we feel the need to celebrate that. I'm guessing that at some point in the past the celebration meant something, a celebration of survival, a time of rememberance, now its just one more excuse to get drunk.
Nonetheless reflection on the passage of time isn't a bad thing, as long as you don't dwell on it. I'm not where I planned to be a few years ago, and yet where I am isn't too bad.
No big celebrations for me, I've never been the type that enjoys that. Just a quiet evening, watching tv with my wife and playing on the computer. There is nothing to make this night different from any other save the meaning we attach to it, much the same with every holiday I guess. So I don't place any special significance on New Years, I spend plenty of time through the rest of the year thinking about the past and the future, more time than I should actually. Need to spend more time and energy focusing on the here and now.
At any rate, I hope everyone had a great year and enjoys the one to come. Take a little time to remember old friends and then get on with your lives.