I Don't hate valentine's day
I'm tired of everyone hating on Valentine's Day. I think it gets complained about even more than Columbus Day - now there is a holiday worth hating. Most common reasons to hate Valentine's Day include being single or claiming it as a made up holiday. For those who favor the latter: come on, what holiday isn't made up? This is a ridiculous argument. As for being single, yeah, it can be a drag, but Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, right? I can't think of a more appropriate thing to celebrate than love, arguably the best thing anyone can have. And so what if you're single - love your friends, family, etc. Celebrate unrequited love, because even unrequited love is kind of worth it. Besides, I see plenty of people celebrating St. Patrick's day that aren't Irish. Celebrate St. Patty's if you like drinking and the color green. Celebrate Valentine's Day if you like chocolate and love.
Yes, Emily, but you have a boyfriend, you might say. This will be the fifth year (no, not in a row) that I haven't been single on Valentine's Day. That's 5 out of, say, 12 years that I would care about dating/ not dating people on Valentine's - less than half - and I've still enjoyed Valentine's Day every year. Besides, I'm pretty sure Vincent is in the non-Valentine liking club. I don't know. I'm not really that fired up about it, so I'll keep this short-ish and sweet:
Love is really awesome guys, and you know it and you should stop pretending like you don't love love, just shut up and enjoy it. It deserves a day of recognition. No, I don't mean you have to go buy pink heart-shaped things. Forget the consumerism end, just bask in whatever love you have.
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