Valentine's Day Is A Pointless Holiday
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Valentine's Day Is A Pointless Holiday

Everyday we should show our love and appreciation— ​not for just one day!

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Remember in middle school, where we could buy chocolate roses and have them sent to other people's homerooms and everyone would go crazy to see who they received theirs from or how many they got? I vividly remember this one moment sitting at my desk in 6th grade and seeing the chocolate roses being passed out to everyone around me.

Every time the teacher would walk by, I would think I would be given a chocolate rose— but I was wrong. By the end of homeroom, EVERYONE had received a chocolate rose, except for me. Looking back on it now, it's not a big deal because it's just a simple candy gram. But in the moment, my 11-year-old self was a tad bit disappointed.

That was the day I concluded that Valentine's Day is actually the most pointless holiday there is.

So now that it's February, this dreaded holiday is approaching.

Which also means stores are going to be filled with chocolates, every candy known to man, roses, stuffed animals — you name it. If you're like me, single as can be, then you'll be walking down every aisle thinking to yourself, "wow look at all of the stuff I'm not going to get this year!"

I mean yes, I'll admit, as I've gotten older I have taken part in Valentine's Day festivities with buying chocolates and whatnot.

However, my opinion of this 'holiday' being pointless has always stuck with me since that disappointing moment in sixth grade.

Don't get me wrong, it's cute and all — but hear me out. Have you ever wondered what is the point of it all? Why is Valentine's Day even a thing in the first place?

Yes, Valentine's Day can be cute, lovely, and generous and I'm not only saying this just because I'm single! (well maybe just a little)

But c'mon, think about it— why do we have a holiday that is solely dedicated to all lovey dovey stuff? Why, on this specific day, everyone feels the need to express the way we feel about someone?

Shouldn't that be everyday?!

Valentine's Day shouldn't be the only day that we show our love and appreciation for those around us. We shouldn't feel the random obligation because it's a societal expectation!

On a daily basis, any one could show their appreciation with a simple flower or card — or even just simply making it known how much someone means to you!

Plus, this holiday also causes unnecessary stress and headaches.

I probably sound like an Anti-Valentine's Day person, (which isn't true because I do appreciate the festivities and kind gestures given on this day!) but this 'holiday' is kinda pointless if you really think about it.

So for those who are in relationships, I hope this holiday treats you well this time around! And for those who are single—treat yoself.

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