posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 02:20 AM
reply to post by stonebutterfly
sorry, i just do not see how teaching kids to EXPECT presents at christmas by believing in a imaginary 'idol' equates to fun. first of all the fun
the kids have is when they get their new toys, second of all, all the kids that got nothing have now had their hopes dashed and actually believe they
have done something bad to make santa hate them.
kids have fun on birthdays, they do not need an 'idol' which heeps pressure on parents to provide and if not then you should feel bad for not
providing what the imaginary figure has promised your children, and put peer pressure on you to provide so your kids do not believe santa hates
but it is up to individuals to do what they feel is best, the only people that make me mad are those who expect everybody should teach their kids it
because they do.
heres is how christmas works, somebody buys me something i did not want or expect (nice gesture), however i now must spend £10-£50 of my money i did
not intend spending and maybe cannot afford, so i put myself behind in bills just so i can buy something back to return the gesture, if i did not i
would then spend the next year feeling like a complete scrooge and feel bad.
thanks to christmas the way it is promoted now, the whole thing has managed to make me spend money i otherwise would not spend and make me more
willing to skip bills just to return gestures, so that people don't think i am a bloody scrooge and a killjoy.
christmas, there to help corperations pry money from your pockets, by using peer pressure and guilt for not taking part.