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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 8:55AM #1
lulu2
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I am someone who seems to not like anything I see as commerically being forced on me. I guess I can say that very same thing with the Commerce Clause..

What if anything does Valentines Day mean in your house, life ,or world? 
Without the Soul of Christ alive in us...we are nothing but empty shells...
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 9:46AM #2
Fodaoson
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Feb 14, 2012 -- 8:55AM, lulu2 wrote:

I am someone who seems to not like anything I see as commerically being forced on me. I guess I can say that very same thing with the Commerce Clause..

What if anything does Valentines Day mean in your house, life ,or world? 


As an empty shell, I would say that Valentine’s   day is  day to tell people in our life that they have meaning to us.  For those close to us it  day to express our love in a formal special way .   


No one forces “commercialism” on anyone, If you do not think there  should be valentine  cards , do not buy and give them.    Give an hand written or home computer generated note to someone  special .  


“I seldom make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.” Edward Gibbon
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 10:27AM #3
arielg
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No one forces “commercialism” on anyone, If you do not think there  should be valentine  cards , do not buy and give them.    Give an hand written or home computer generated note to someone  special .


It is not that simple. There are certain unwritten rules in society that you disregard at your peril. Do you want to become a cardmungeon or a weirdo at the eyes of your people? If you want to be involved in society, you play the game.


  We can complain and point out  how stupid  the sheeplike actions and commercialism  has gotten, but then we go out and buy the chocolates and the flowers.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 10:45AM #4
lulu2
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Funny that you might have thought I'd need someone to tell me that! I have never celebrated Valentines ,in all my life! Always felt it was women forcing men into showing them how much they loved them..More "man"-ipulation than out of an act of spontaneous love. I guess I prefer my acts of love from the heart more than from stimulating the economy.


Sorry about your shell being empty.. who knows Obama might find a new way of stimulating you with his hope and change? He does believe that Government is GOD.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 11:02AM #5
TemplarS
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Do you want to talk about Valentine's Day or Obama?


For the record: I've been married 25 years, enjoy doing nice things for the wife.  I do not feel obligated to buy anything; a nice romantic dinner at home will suffice. Especially since  this is the first time in  20 years we have the house to ourselves on Valentine's Day!


 


 

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 11:03AM #6
Svetlana
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I have always hated it, although I have spent almost my entire adult life in a loving relationship.  It's MANDATORY affection, and the culture surrounding it is the message, to men only, "You'd better spend a LOT on her, or else."  (I even heard a commercial, saying exactly that, on the radio the other day.)  I have always known that those who love me, do love me, and they didn't need to give me gifts on the day on which it's mandatory to do so.  The whole idea is revolting.


I'm all about genuine signs of affection, on Valentine's Day and any other day, it's the cultural demand that expensive gifts must be given that makes me ill.  I think the private, individual celebrations of this day are wonderful, it's the commercial push that is sick-making.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 11:05AM #7
Roodog
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The St. Faustus' Day Chocolate Sale on February 15th!Tongue Out

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 11:13AM #8
Ken
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Feb 14, 2012 -- 8:55AM, lulu2 wrote:


What if anything does Valentines Day mean in your house, life ,or world? 


Nothing. Most years it escapes my attention entirely.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 11:17AM #9
lulu2
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Guess Im with stvetlana, roodog and ken on this one

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 11:29AM #10
Ironhold
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Haven't had a date since 2005.


Thanks to the economy forcing me into a much lower-paying, less-prestigious job, I'll probably never have a date again since I don't have wads of cash to be flashing around.

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