General Idiocracy ::Valentines Day::

Today is Valentines day as you all very well know. I think this day (just like many of the other ‘internationally’ acknowledged days) is a very smart concoction that the business industries have created. Though before when these holidays began to surface it wasn’t because of the industries but because the Christians wanted to convert as many pagans as possible and so they incorporated their holidays and celebrations into Christianity or at least into their calender as well.

But lately (as in the past hundred years) the business industry has realized that these holidays and celebrations bring in the bling bling and so they worked hard to make them something everyone has to celebrate and take part in. And their hard work pays off.

I’ve seen where people are actually looked down upon if they don’t partake in these celebrations. And that only just boosts the industries so much more. To me it’s all brainwashing. What was it? Some quote I heard a while back that says if you can control a mob then you are truly in power.

Seriously. This is so sad. Just the reasoning of this day and other days like Mother’s Day and Father’s day is pathetic. Why make ONE day out of the year the day to tell your loved ones that they mean something to you?

I don’t know but to me it feels like it has become more of an obligation, a duty upon people to celebrate these days instead of something coming naturally out of them. If they loved someone why can’t they chose on their own time and whatnot to tell and show them that they love them or appreciate them?

Besides why follow the mainstream and be like everyone else? I definitely don’t want to be just another regular sheep walking behind all the others going in the same direction. No sir!

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8 Responses to “General Idiocracy ::Valentines Day::”

  1. Hear, Hear!

  2. “Seriously. This is so sad. Just the reasoning of this day and other days like Mother’s Day and Father’s day is pathetic…it has become more of an obligation, a duty upon people to celebrate these days instead of something coming naturally out of them.”

    This is great. I love you. ;P And not just ’cause it’s valentine’s.

  3. so true…great post 🙂

  4. Well, it might be considered an obligation if people don’t normally express those feelings, but to those who truly appreciate it, the holiday shouldn’t be very different form the norm.

    Great post! You hit the topic dead-on.

  5. Yes but even if you normaly show those affections and whatnot you still feel obligated to buy or do something to show it more and stuff on this specific day. Now lets say two people love each other. they both know it and are happy together. how many times would you find that this couple (or any like them) don’t do something ‘special’ on this day. maybe they want to do it but also deep down they feel obliged to do it.

  6. I saw a show the other day where the couple celebrated EVERY month their union.
    I think that is a fantastic idea.

    Relationships need to be worked on all the time…not just on special occasions. What would happen if you only did your job on certain days of the year…probably get fired!!!

  7. I know that Valentine’s is just an extension of capitalism cashing in the vulnerable males who don’t know how to more effectively attract the opposite sex; but it still screws with me – someone who hasn’t had a girlfriend yet: It’s like, by disacknowledging this day, you are disacknowledging your heart’s desire to gain a significant other in your life.

    I guess I look upon V-day as less of a market ploy, but more as a annual check for my social progression. Cos hey, V-day isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, better to interpret it constructively than languish upon its lowly ulterior motives in infinite angst.

  8. But I believe that society pressures people into believing/feeling that if they don’t have a girlfriend/boyfriend by a certain age then there must be something wrong with them or that they are somehow inferior to those who’ve had them from when they were in first grade.

    I believe that everything comes in its own time so don’t sweat it.

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