Valentines Day: Passion based capitalism or true love

By Emily H

Though Valentine’s Day  in the United States is supposed to be a holiday spent giving gifts and telling those near and dear to us about how much we love them, a war is raging against the holiday of love.

Recently, it has become a trend to hate on Valentine’s Day as more people become single and become envious of those who are in relationships when this holiday rolls around. Centennials and even some millennials were raised with certain expectations about this holiday. Raised to expect large displays of affection and love, many are disappointed once they graduate from their elementary school days, and the parties are gone, the required card passing is out, and the holiday just becomes another day to many people.

But at the same time, there are the people who take the day to tell those close to them that they love them in an extra special way. Yes, they spend the year telling them that they love them and showing it, but Valentine’s Day just gives an extra reason to do so. There are some parents who decorate kids rooms, give them little presents, and make special breakfasts for their kids. Some kids get their friends Valentine’s Day gifts and try to make their day special, but really nothing too big happens if you don’t have a significant other.

Most single people, however, choose to stay at home and enjoy their time watching sappy movies or hanging out with their friends. Others choose to work on the holiday as restaurants, specifically, tend to be quite busy and it’s an opportunity to make more money.  Whether you enjoy the holiday or not, wherever you go, whatever you do, you’re going to see Valentine’s Day based things.

Whether you’re single or not, you have the opportunity to make someone’s day. So in the words of Walled Lake Central’s announcements, go out and make someone’s day a great one.