Toby wrote:sloopjohnc wrote:
Personally, I think blaming commercialization is a cop-out for not celebrating the essence of a holiday. I don't really care if it's that manufactured or not if there's a true and honorable sentiment to a holiday.
It's not really a holiday though is it? I mean, it's not as if we actually get a day off or anything.
Personally, my relationship with my wife is not configured by some need to make a demonstration of love to each other on this one day of the year. Our thing is that neither of us feel the need to play along to this particular requirement that is reinforced by commercial organisations and by tradition. I've got no problem if that's what others do, it's just not what we do. What does Feb 14th mean to us personally? Nothing in the scheme of things. We have dates like our wedding anniversary and when we actually met that mean far more.
So, on Valentine's Day do you just look at each other and say, "Does not compute?"