Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction (testing4l) wrote,
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction

So the day's rolled around. You don't have a date and now you've crawled into a hole to whine about the ominous "V Day" because you can't be bothered to say Valentine's Day. Maybe even the 'V' is too much for you and you call it "Day of Shame". Maybe you're Korean and pretend it's "Black Day". You whine about how people shouldn't need a day in which to do romantic things and how they ought to do them all year round. You even shamelessly say that you do them randomly in an effort to look more attractive to others. You complain about the capitalism and how the whole nation bends over backwards, yet you secretly go to the store and buy up all the half-price Valentine's day sweets.

Well -- quit whining and do something about it.

St. Valentine has been reported to have been from three separate places and there's two separate stories about why he's a saint. From wiki:

In 1969, as part of a larger effort to pare down the number of saint days of purely legendary origin, the Church removed St. Valentine's Day as an official holiday from its calendar. February 14 is now dedicated only to Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.

Supposedly there's relics -- but from which one? Which story's the real one? The truth is obvious! None of them!

So, you're sitting here whining about a holiday about a fictional saint with a made up background that even the church has become ashamed of and dropped. Maybe it's perpetuated by those who are happily coupled. Maybe it's perpetuated by business. Who cares? It's in your hands now and here's what to do about it: Stop celebrating/acknowledging/whining about a fictional saint and start celebrating a real one -- Me!

You all know in your hearts that a day in which you're supposed to love someone else is hurtful and wrong. However, a day in which everyone loves me is the universe working the way it ought to.

Some of you will be hesitant to leave the comfort of your pain, gloom, and misery. You'll refuse to leave your little hidey hole and give up the fiction perpetuated by our society. As Henrik Ibsen put it, "The Devil is compromise!" As Robert LaFollette put it, "no loaf is better than half a loaf!" One and all, I've come to deliver this simple message. Learn it. Live it. Engrave it upon your soul.

Celebrate Philday -- it beats the hell out of the alternative!
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