posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 07:04 AM
Out of respect for a very well written post, I won't reply as rudely as your attack on this defenseless holiday tradition. It's not 'Santa's'
fault the world is turning into a miserable, pusillanimous, materialistic, copy of itself.
Symbols are what we make of them. I'm not stating that the associations that you make to Santa are wrong or irrelevant. I'm just saying you chose
to make those associations, they're not absolute truths. Santa doesn't represent getting, he's about giving. Doing something nice for your loved
ones, try it, you might like it. He doesn't necessarily represent rampant consumerism, but since he doesn't exsist to defend himself, he has no
lawyers, and his image gets pasted everywhere to stimulate consumption. That's not his fault.
Man, if you live in a place where all you see is manure, maybe you ought to focus more positively and look for the roses that grow there. Afterall,
how you perceive the world has a direct impact on how you see yourself.
Finally I want to wish you a heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, if you lived nearby I'd invite you over for some homemade cookies and hot
cocoa - show you how it's done, so to speak - but that's not the case. So accept this message in the spirit it was given, in the spirit of
Christmas, as a gift of sorts from me to you. I hope Santa brings you something truly special this year, but I'd reccomend you try just using the
holiday as an excuse or motivation to do something nice for the people you love. You might just find satisfaction a more pleasant experience than