What’s the Point of Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day comes once again... But is it really worth it...? It's just a whole bunch of heart-break for everyone who's single and or alone on this

Valentine's Day comes once again... But is it really worth it...? It's just a whole bunch of heart-break for everyone who's single and or alone on this "special" day...

Valentine's Day comes once again... But is it really worth it...? It's just a whole bunch of heart-break for everyone who's single and or alone on this "special" day...

Peyton Manning, Section Editor

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What’s the whole point of Valentine’s Day? To give one, singular day a time to show love and affection? Then, every other day, nothing much to glorify the meaning of love. That doesn’t sound like much of a holiday at all. The obligation to show one’s love for another without even considering the other days as a time to show thanks and love seems a little over-the-edge.

The cost is a part that comes as a burden to some who feel obligated to buy their partner something amazing. According to CNN, there are 224 million flowers grown every year for their use during Valentine’s Day. Not only that, but the price spent per person on this holiday is, on average, $130.97. That’s a little bit of an overkill for a day that pointless. Sure someone will buy presents for someone, but there shouldn’t be this “deadline” or “obligation” to have something for someone on this day, and it only acts as a ruse for companies who sell these products to make tons of money off of desperate lovers.

Although Valentine’s Day does provide a time to show one’s love for another or for family, it isn’t always available to everyone. Not everyone has that “special” one or a partner to share this time devoted mostly to couples. Not only that, but Valentine’s Day is always a stress for everyone to get something for someone, and use an object to identify someone’s love for another person. This whole system is corrupted, and it gives people the wrong idea about what love should be about. It should be about people spending more time than focusing on what material object or action one should do to make another “love” them.

Valentine’s Day should be about love and spending time with a loved one, not wasting it on things to buy for another person. Spend every day showing your love for another person and don’t feel obligated to buy or do something completely out of your way for someone only because you feel you must do it.

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