Monday, 14 February 2011

A Cynic's Valentine's Day

I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I never really was, and I'm not sure if I ever will be.

Sure, it was fun in elementary school when I received Valentines and chocolates from my classmates. But as I got older, I realized the holiday was just another commercial gimmick.

Roses, chocolates, cards and other gifts are nice...but I personally think that there shouldn't be ANY DAY AT ALL during the year to feel obliged to buy something for someone or tell someone how you feel about them.

The thing is, I've grown up receiving mixed messages about love. I thought love was supposed to be simple.

But instead, I was easily influenced to believe in the commercialism and the stupid media for giving me false hope that Prince Charming was near. 

How naive...

But now that I'm older, I refuse to be sucked in any longer.

Love is all around, and love is universal.  Love should never feel like an obligation.

Valentine's Day shouldn't be about getting something for your loved ones.  No need for gifts, a fancy dinner out, or a bouquet of flowers.  Instead, it should be just purely a day about love, and sharing it with others with a sincere "I Love You" or just a meaningful gesture.

Better yet, can we just please take away Valentine's Day in general?
There shouldn't be a day dedicated to love.
That can be everyday. 

P.S. please check out Freaky, but superbly awesome...considering that Arcade Fire sings the background music.  Canadian pride for the win!  Shout-out these Canadians for winning Record of the Year at the Grammys!

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