|Valentine's Day. (this really transformed into a rant--sorry!)
||[Feb. 13th, 2006|08:12 pm]
great idea to be with those you love and show you appreciate them and such, but once again this idea has been pounced on by every single corporation in the world and is now being shoved down everyone's throats. In addition, it pretty much sucks for everyone who isn't taken. This whole day makes them feel like there's something horribly wrong with them, when really it's nothing of the sort. I don't like Valentine's Day, for many of the same reasons I dislike Christmas. It's a |
And the rivalry I've been witnessing building up all over campus as to who will buy their sweetie what, and how much it's gonna cost, and how they're gonna make this person feel more loved with all the chocolates than anyone else possibly can.
On one hand, this is incredibly sweet. On the other, it makes me wonder why people feel they need a holiday and a pocketbook and frickin' material things in order to make someone else feel loved. It's a mark of a severe downward societal spiral that I suspect will only continue to get worse. If money can be made, who cares what else suffers, right? (Because after all, the poor aren't capable of being loved, right? They don't even have the new Maytag dishwasher--what on earth is wrong with them? How could they ever be happy?)
All in all, I'm kinda glad I'll be working tomorrow and not having to fend for myself on campus. I'm happy for all those who love this holiday and take the opportunity to show they care, but besides that...gahh, I frickin' hate Valentine's Day.
What are your views on it?
Anyway, if you enjoy it, I really hope you have a great one! This is only my opinion, and it is by no means the only one worth having. *hugs*