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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:30 pm

It doesn't suck being single at all, and I think getting all cynical over Valentine's Day is kind of pathetic.
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Post by Jane Poirot » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:54 pm

I agree. I'm a hopeless romantic, so it's kind of nice to see lovey-dovey couples walking down hand-in-hand while secretly wishing that for myself. There's nothing wrong with wishing, right?
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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:12 pm

Well actually there is something wrong with wishing. It gives false hope. Also it encourages envious thoughts over a better life if only you had this or that. Wishing, yeah...nice, but with no action, it's pretty useless.


(On a side thought: I played hockey in my dad's Friday night league. It was exhausting on many levels. More so than my house league with guys my age. But man, was it fun! I'm definitely going back play next Friday; may even bring a friend along next time.)
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Post by Jane Poirot » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:30 pm

I think it's okay to give yourself a temporary escape from reality and think "what-if" and eventually make an effort to build up on that "what-if". If not, it's at least a nice daydream to have.
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Post by Adam106 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:47 pm

Don't dream it, be it...

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Post by Jane Poirot » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:57 pm

Lol, yeah, exactly. :lol: One way or another, don't most of our ambitions start out as "wishes"? It just takes a certain amount of determination to make said wishes a reality. Who knows, maybe I actually will get published someday once I find an original idea I like and stick with it.

And not all wishes are "envious thoughts" or "false hope". It's not "false hope" if you work to make them come true, nor are they "envious thoughts" if you are already grateful for what you have and just like to dream.
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Post by Niteshade007 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:00 pm

CluedoKid wrote:It doesn't suck being single at all, and I think getting all cynical over Valentine's Day is kind of pathetic.
I disagree. Most holidays can make people sad because they are all images of family and loved ones. If you don't have anyone, it can be quite depressing because we're made to believe we have to have someone. Valentine's day gets a bad reputation because unlike Christmas or Thanksgiving, it's not about family, which most people have built in, it's about "love" or significant others, at any rate. The whole holiday seems to be about making single people very aware of being single.

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Post by Black » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:41 pm

For the first time in my neighbourhood, something interesting (and kinda sad) has happened. (No, it's not a murder, but it could be a motive for murder)

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Post by CluedoKid » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:09 pm

Niteshade007 wrote:
CluedoKid wrote:It doesn't suck being single at all, and I think getting all cynical over Valentine's Day is kind of pathetic.
I disagree. Most holidays can make people sad because they are all images of family and loved ones. If you don't have anyone, it can be quite depressing because we're made to believe we have to have someone. Valentine's day gets a bad reputation because unlike Christmas or Thanksgiving, it's not about family, which most people have built in, it's about "love" or significant others, at any rate. The whole holiday seems to be about making single people very aware of being single.

Alright that's fair. That lonely feeling is annoying, as is the schmaltz . But too mushy? Dumbest holiday ever? Honestly, I find that attitude a little disheartening.
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Post by cacums » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:59 pm

Wow I didn't realize how strong nos was.
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Post by Kristev » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:57 pm

Christmas is the dumbest holiday ever. Wasting money you don't have to spare on gifts for ungrateful people you never want to see again.

Wasting your time with relatives you'd rather have never met.

And oh, if you work for where I do, you'll find that shoppers destroy the Christmas spirit faster than an exorcist will.

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Post by Black » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:06 pm

To some people, it's more than just presents.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:44 pm

I dislike the intense commercialism behind Christmas, but I want to get at least one thing for everyone in my family, because we see each other rarely ever since we moved away. I happen to have a family that I'm really fond of.

I think dumb and mushy sum up Valentine's Day well. If you can't appreciate someone 365 days in the year, don't pretend you do on one day. I'd rather sit through calculus (which, if you've taken functions before, is pretty simple and a somewhat fun challenge) then have to go to some asinine assembly themed over "love", which is completely distorted and itself commercialised just for Valentine's Day. It upsets me. Love is not simply some emotion or making out regularly. It's something way more than that! (Oh, and just watch the faces of people if you refuse to partake in the latest idiotic Valentines activity- last year, you were supposed to hug people. No thanks, not for me. They look at you like you're insane)

Geez, I do sound cynical, don't I? I just hate this time of year, and won't be my normal, content-with-life self until the day from H*ll is behind us.
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Post by PeachFreak » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:52 pm

I really don't mind Valentine's Day, at all. It's just one of those days devoted to a particular someone. Should I have to not love my mother all year to give her a gift on Mother's Day? What about Father's Day? It's really no big deal. And it's not like it just suddenly appeared. The whole idea of it being a day of courtly love goes back to Chaucer.
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Post by Kristev » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:00 pm

Black, you are so right. To some people, Christmas is even worse.

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Post by Jane Poirot » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:16 pm

go leafs, you do realize that the more you complain about Valentine's Day, the worse you make yourself look, and thus the more accurate and totally correct Cluedokid sounds?

"Love is not simply some emotion or making out regularly"--all right, so what is it, then? Ever written a story about love, or been in love yourself? It isn't an emotion you can simply summarize in one sentence unless you've experienced some shape or form of it--and contrary to what you may believe, infatuation is a form of love; it's just an immature form of love. It doesn't last forever, true, but it is the gateway to stronger emotions later in life (and may even help you determine what love is), and is in fact a perfectly normal factor of puberty; some teenagers act out on their infatuation, others do not. There is nothing wrong with acting out on it and having a boyfriend/girlfriend, nor is there anything wrong with simply being content to a single life throughout high school. What's right for one person may not be right for another. Some are comfortable with a special someone in their life, others are content to being single.

And Black is right--Christmas is more than just about getting presents. It's about spending time with the ones you love (yes, I consider myself to be Jewish in spirit, but Christmas is not a religious holiday for me personally; it is simply a family tradition where we all get together, exchange gifts, and be happy for the love we share). Valentine's Day is just that. PeachFreak is right, too--just because that's a day where you emphasize your love for your loved one doesn't mean you don't love them the rest of the year.

Does the fact that you don't give your family presents 365 days a year imply you don't care about them? Of course not. I'll bet you probably don't give your mother special presents everyday, or treat your father to a bit of father-son bonding (which you would do on Mother's Day and Father's Day respectively), but you still love them nonetheless. And somehow, I doubt your family takes the time to give you presents and a cake everyday, but they still love you even when it's not your birthday.

Sorry, your rant just comes across as a little pushy, condescending, and overall, just plain petty.
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:27 pm

It probably does sound that way, but I won't be my normal self for a while. Be as vicious as you like. I'll probably bury myself in shame if I see my ramblings after I get out of this mood. The gross overcommercialisation of such a complex thing as love just gets to me. Little things that remind me of it really get on my nerves a lot this time of year.
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Post by Black » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:31 am

Kristev wrote:Black, you are so right. To some people, Christmas is even worse.
Not what I meant.

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Post by fendue » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:51 am

I hate winter. I like spring, summer, and fall, but not winter. There's 21 inches of snow outside here. And I'm sick. Hey, at least around Christmas you get Clue presents, but still...

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Post by CluedoKid » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:05 am

I love winter. It is cold, like me. :)
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