Things February 14th is famous for:
- Valentine’s Day
- Cupid and his bow and arrow
- Mass production of chocolates, plush toys, cards, and other assorted arrangements of useless souveigners.
In general, this holiday is considered the international day of love, and what better way to proclaim your affection than by showering your beloved with gifts and throwing away money to various businesses.
February 14th might as well be announced as Christmas-Part Two, because both holidays scream “CONSUMERIST”.
It’s as if the real meaning of these celebrations don’t matter, as long as there are gifts involved. The world has been overcome by an extremely ignorant viewpoint on love. That being that money is the solution to all problems.
Living in such a materialistic era, it’s near impossible to even be able to understand what you’re feeling. To love someone is more than flowers and teddy bear – it’s about something that can’t be explained by mere words, and something that stretches across long periods of time, not just one day out of three-hundred-sixty-five.
So, the question here is, if it wasn’t for all of the presents and diabetes inducing mountains of chocolate, would Valentine’s Day even be considered a holiday at all?Tweet