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Valentine’s Day is just four days from today. This coming Sunday is a day that people in love all around the globe — well, okay, in the United States, for sure — celebrate love and romance. So my perhaps not so provocative question this week is all about Valentine’s Day, how you feel about it and how you plan to celebrate the day.
Here’s my question….
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?
Love sells and Valentine’s Day is a big marketing opportunity. It’s all about people spending money and big corporations making money by playing on the sentiments of people.
Do you consider it to be a special day, one where you express your deep love and appreciation for your significant other? Or is it just a commercialized “Hallmark Holiday” where you feel pressured to spend money on cards, flowers, candy, jewelry, and/or expensive dinners in order to stay on the good side of the one you love?
Valentine’s Day is totally commercialized, emotionally blackmailing people into buying expensive, and mostly useless gifts to express their love for that someone special in their lives. Lucky for us, who don’t live in the western world, this concept was introduced quite recently. We started seeing the adverts for Valentine’s Day celebrations about a decade ago and also the urging from different companies to buy stuff for the one we love. I’m glad to say that except for the new generation, most of the oldies haven’t taken to this idea.
Either way, what, if anything, are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?
Well after all that I’ve said in my previous answers, I wouldn’t mind getting a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers from my husband. But I won’t be heartbroken if he doesn’t even remember that it’s Valentine’s Day! I won’t be giving him a present as I feel that it’s the women that should be the ones pampered on this day! A totally sexist and selfish approach!