Despite having been in relationships, I have always managed to mysteriously stay single during this romantic (?) holiday (?). Until today. As me and my boyfriend debated over the thousand things including the fact that we both didn’t want to celebrate or exchange gifts at which he declared that I am the best girlfriend ever. Nevertheless, we wished each other today. A day universally acknowledged as a day of celebrating love, twisted by commercialism into a product of extravagance and showing off. I, for one, have nothing against the day specifically. It is the labels attached to it that I detest, the jokes and stigma associated with celebrating it and not celebrating it alike. People are different and their needs are different as well. One might argue that celebrating Valentine’s Day is no need at all and that it is a frivolous act. But then, so are birthdays and anniversaries. And any other holiday. I choose to not celebrate Valentine’s Day but that gives me no right to ridicule those who do. It all depends on what makes you happy. If not celebrating it delights you, more power to you. However, keep your resentment to yourself.
Lately, there is this ongoing trend of being cool in misery. It is cool to stay up late and declare yourself as an insomniac and then complain about people who can sleep. Yeah, you are all doing it. Some more subtly than others. It is so cool to be upset, angry, sad and lonely. “You have no idea what my life is like and you have no clue how many hardships I have faced” No, I don’t. And you don’t know about everyone else either. So, shut it. Then, of course, the stigma against relationships. It is like being miserable and alone is the new cool. You know, being happy is the simplest thing in the whole wide world. It doesn’t matter if you are single, in a relationship, married, divorced or better yet, dead. Happiness is a state of mind, not the relationship status. You don’t have to do anything to be happy, just be.
I was not going to post this but I did anyway. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your loved ones. Cheers.