TheRocket wrote:Valentines Day - Where all the single people complain the loudest in unison about other people's happiness.
Honestly, that's more annoying than the day itself.
Eh, that's an argument from privilege if ever I've seen one.
Nope. You know what, I said that when I was single, too.
I am SO sick of unhappy people complaining about others happiness when they are literally doing NOTHING wrong but going out and having a good time. This attitude unhappy, single people take on around holidays is mopey, negative bullshit. Happy people have done nothing to merit their disgust and anger towards them
Single people complain about weddings.
Single people complain about valentines.
Single people complain about Christmas and how they are alone.
I'm fucking done with whiney wah wah people who act as if people who are in a happy, stable relationship should be either apologetic, or avoid holding hands or being a couple in public because somehow it is a personal insult to their crappy life.
It's not an "argument of the privledged" as you say. When I was single I makde my friends and family valentines and shared in tokens of love to people around me. I was happy for my friends getting married, instead of bringing them down with tales of how I wished I were getting married.
and backhanded complaints about weddings or holidays.
Now, this has nothing to do with what you've said, Matt. Because I totally understand that you don't like where you are at and you are taking all the steps you can to fix it. That's awesome. You have every right to feel alone and a little sad. You have every right to feel all your feelings and not have anyone tell you to do otherwise. All single people who want a relationship ahve a right toexpress their feelings of lonliness, sadness or their wishes.
What I'm talking about is something completely different. It's the people who make holidays - and happy things for couples - into a personal dig on their singledom and sadness. The people who make it thier personal goal to make people who are in relationships feel like there is something to be ashamed of by actually participating in a holiday like Valentines day.
I'm not privledged and snooty because I'm in a happy relationship. I recognize how lucky I am to have found love. And I'd like to fucking celebrate that whenever I choose without being judged by some unhappy prick
, thank you very much.
(again, not talking about you Matt, it's a general pet peeve I see EVERY HOLIDAY).
Again, not about single people who want to be in a relationship - but about single people who make people in a relationship feel like shit for celebrating by making rude comments and complain about them.
To Lying, my point is exactly that. Valentines is a day to celebrate what you have. It's not about shoving it in anyone elses face or make people feel bad. I don't intend on going NAH NAH I HAVE AN AWESOME HUSBAND AND YOU'RE SINGLE to anyone of my friends. I intend to quietly (and then later not so quietly) celebrate the day with my husband. What I don't appreciate is people making me feel liek I should be ashamed of DOING jsut that - appreciating what I have.
Walk in like DeNiro, and leave like Brando.
You're living proof that Darwin was a moron.