Sometime struck me yesterday. I decided that I am sick of people complaining about Valentines Day being commercialized. Sure, it can be a little annoying, but I discovered it doesn’t piss me off the way it used to.
The reason is money. EVERYTHING in modern society is commercialized. It’s the world we live in. If someone out there can make a buck off something someone else is doing, they’re gonna do it. Simple as that.
If the company that pays your check doesn’t commercialize something somewhere, it’s only because they don’t have the opportunity do so. And as long as it’s not illegal or unethical you should not fault a company in free society that wants to make money. ESPECIALLY one that pays you.
The same people that whine about the over commercialization of this holiday are the same people who tell everyone to “SHHHHH” when the commercials come on during the Super Bowl. Listen here genius… it’s the same thing.
Corporate America is going to do what they are going to do. And Valentines Day, like every other day in your life, is what YOU choose to make it.
So…. after getting that off my chest… In the immortal words of the comic mastermind Rodney Dangerfield:
Right? Enough said.
Hope every one of you has exactly the kind of Valentines Day you want to have and not the kind the greeting card companies and florists want you to have.