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Valentine's Day Corrupts? Share the Love!

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posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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On the eve of Valentine's Day, millions of cards are being sent. Flowers are making their way to loved ones and unwitting players of many a tawdry fantasy


Across the world children are sending small notes and cards and just hoping beyond hope that they get a card in return. It's a day when the lonely can only dream and pull the blankets tighter....sigh. For the rest, it's about putting a smile on the face of a loved one and hoping they 'get some' in return. It's a day for celebrating love...

On the other hand, in some places Valentine's Day has been banned or discouraged for corrupting people or leading to hurt feelings...



No cards, contacts, emails, flowers or romance? How can they be 'Acts of Satan!?' Is there anything better than to love and be loved? It's a great feeling to know that someone, somewhere has a 'thing' for you!

Not to be outdone by extremists....some schools have banned Valentine cards in case they lead to hurt feelings or pregnancy.


“We believe that such ideas should wait until children are mature enough emotionally and socially to understand the commitment involved in having or being a boyfriend or girlfriend. Unless they want to be footballers when they grow up, in which case there’s no commitment involved.”
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A primary school in Weston-super-Mare has been criticised for banning Valentine cards to save pupils the "emotional trauma" of being rejected.
BBC

The little fat guy with the diaper and the arrows is at risk of becoming a casualty of 'Love and Romance Recession'



Send some love to a stranger! Send some love to someone you actually care about! Send some to your parents, kids and single friends. It'll make them happy and make YOU feel good. It's cheesy and you know it's right.


Anonymous Email. It's perfect for Valentines!

I'll be back to normal on Monday and wearing the skeptical, jaded cynic outfit again...promise.




posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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I refuse to celebrate another holiday that involves buying gifts.



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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I never gat any flowers or chocolate ... hence the bitterness.



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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You sad sad man

I dont care if its commercialism....my gifts have been passed to my fiance already



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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My wife and I do not celebrate valentine’s days and the only card I will be buying is for my 14 year old daughter who would be very depressed to find that no one has sent her a card.

I tell my wife I love her every day as does she to me and we do not need to shell out money to a parasitical money making scam so that we can feel vindicated in our love for each other by handing over sickly worded and overpriced cards – or boxed chocolates that have just jumped up in price.



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Who is surpised by this, really? A group of hate filled, women- hating, egocentric, loathesome terrorists don't beleive in fellowship and love? Hmmmm who would have thought?



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
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You sad sad man


Oh I'm way sadder than that ... though I managed to plod through life somehow.

Of course I could buy stuff for someone who's supposed to love me for myself every time some company tells me to do so ... that of course would not be sad.



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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If people don't "buy into" the holiday (which really isn't a "holiday") but a day created for consumerism... fine. That's great (I don't either) but that's not to say that it isn't a nice idea to stop every once in a while and remember who's important in one's life. Some people (maybe not those here) are too caught up in everyday life to remember to do this, so what's the harm in having a day to remind them? Not advocating spending any money, but I am suggesting that taking some time to devote to the person(s) one cares about is a very good thing. Doesn't cost any money to show your love...


*Remember, hugs are free!*



[edit on 13-2-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Oh I'm way sadder than that ... though I managed to plod through life somehow.

Of course I could buy stuff for someone who's supposed to love me for myself every time some company tells me to do so ... that of course would not be sad.


I would buy you something but you already know how much I love you through the emails we exchange



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
*Remember, hugs are free!*


Does that mean I can get one free from you?



posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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I have no choice but to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The 12th is my wife’s birthday, of course you have V day on 14th and our anniversary is the 17th, 9 years for us. Of course I either get her one gift or none depending on our spending abilities, but she always sees my love for her.

Raist



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