Monday, February 13, 2012

Do you really need a particular day...???


Now friends before you go ahead and get judgmental, let me tell you that I am neither a "religious fundamentalist" nor a "rabid nationalist", who is opposed to each n every "western import" as principle. Rather on the contrary, I am  a normal person who happen to be walking hand in hand with changing times and never appreciate those FATWAS preaching about how the women should be kept confined within the fore walls, but yet I don't like the concept of Valentine's Day... I am not saying that I hate it but somehow I detest it and feel that there is no need to mark any particular day in 365 days to show our love n affection for someone we really love....

Now before you mark me as someone who is quite old or traditional in his thoughts about social values and morality of life allow me to explain why I detest the concept of Valentine's day.....


First of all I am not saying that you should not take time to show your love n affection for your spouse but do you really need a specific day to do so...??? Well, I think in no way you need any particular day to make the person feel special whom you love.... Shouldn't that just be a part of relation anyway...??? Because I personally believe that two human in relation, already love each other, otherwise there wouldn't be any relation.


It makes me sick when I see people running around proclaimimg their love and pleading their eternal allegiance to one another and I seriously feel that if someone truly care about you then you should hear it more often than once a year with heart shaped cardboard box....

Moreover I think that Valentine's day is created simply for the merchandising industry as a mechanism for separating us from our hard earned money...... The greeting card industry rakes in billions as crazy lovers all over the world queue up to buy those cheesy n pricey cards and moreover a card alone is not adequate enough to satisfy your loved one because you are expected to fork over for bigger and even more expensive n glittering gifts to prove your love for the recipient....

Now the interesting side of the Valentine's day story is that in my view it is one of the most sexist things because its always men(in most of the cases) who have to find some way for making this day a memorable one.... Its the men who have to come up with the grand gesture or the pricey glittering present  and all the women need to do is show up and look appreciative as all the attention is on them....Why it is so, when they spend entire year claiming about equality....??? :)

Sorry for the rant friends, but for me February 14th is just another day, doing all the things that I normally do.... reading the morning news paper over a hurried cup of tea, attending all routine work at the workplace and try getting home in time to spend some blissful moments with family and have dinner with them at home itself. Because I strongly believe that it should not be just one day in the whole year  when we show our love for our spouse rather it is something one should be doing all the year around, that too not with red roses, greeting cards, chocolates or expensive meals butttttttttttttt with kindness, understanding, patience and affection........

Moreover a heartfelt hug is always better than those glittering pricey gifts........isn't it....???


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