Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day... Spreading the Commercial Love

That time of year has come round again, Valentines Day!!

Every year I find it extremely amusing how much effort is put into such a made up holiday. Basically it's a holiday where we should take the time to show our love for our better half. And of course there is nothing wrong with that but I hope that people in relationships don't wait for one day a year to show their love. Shouldn't that just be a continuous process?

The sad thing is, even though most people realize that this so called 'holiday' is a bit ridiculous they still perpetuate it. Every business tries to take advantage of it, most people will be talking about it and lots of papers and blogs will be writing on it. Our very own Hatchet had a specific section dedicated to Valentines Day. I feel all this attention on one day makes people feel as though they have to be loving. For me, being pressured into being loving seems to be everything this fake holiday stands for!

So those of you in relationships I hope you have a great day making your partner happy but remember don't just do it because society says you have to, do it because you want to.

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