Thoughts on Valentine’s Day
This is as not real of a holiday as you can get and probably one of the most depressing ones. It’s hidden name is also “Singles Awareness Day” because anyone who doesn’t have a loved one to share this day with easily left in the dust. Story of my life.
Remember in elementary school when you had to buy the dumb cards and give it to everyone in your class? Your teacher basically gave you a list of everyone’s names so you could write them all down. You couldn’t leave anyone out. I bet people still did. Also, even if you did get a valentine card, that person would go out of their way to still say they don’t like you or you’re a loser or you’re ugly or something. Valentine’s Day while young was sure some popularity contest.
Though this day is almost just as pointless as Mother and Father’s Day to me. You love someone? Love them every day. Get them things on occasion to show how much you do. You don’t have to wait for this one day every year to forget to get them something the day before. If you don’t do it, socially you’ve just become an asshole. Because society likes to dictate how we should treat people on these ridiculous holidays.
Just remember, these are MY thoughts. They’re not a universal way of thinking. So you can go ahead let your loved one hate you for not getting them something for Valentine’s Day. I mean, it’s not as if it’s their birthday or anything. Then you’re screwed.
Originally published at bcao.me on August 15, 2016.