Valentine’s Day: Pro

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Valentine’s Day: Pro

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Valentine’s Day is a holiday not celebrated by many because they do not have a significant other. Is not Valentine’s a day about the love of those around you rather than sulking in the patterns of the holiday? In a broken age, the holiday was created to honor one who was adjoining the miracle of love. Despite the original reason, Valentine’s Day has turned into a day where partners go out to dinner, buy chocolate, and splurge on 12 dozen roses. According to NFR, it is a 19.6 billion dollar per year industry. 19.6 billion dollars in people putting their money towards materialistic items saying “I love you.”  It has become a season of love for couples, friends, and family, regardless of its roots. Students across the nation seem to fail to recognize the beauty of the holiday. Valentines should not be a holiday of individuals glooming over their dating life, but experiencing the love of the people they do have. An individual should not have to feel less than they are because they do not have a significant other to share a day with. Look around at the people surrounding everyone who love them. The society consumes the mind into believing it is the sole reason for the holiday. Valentine’s Day is a time for parents to give their children a small gift of words or an item. A popular term, “Galentine’s Day” is for girls to appreciate their friendships with their friends they do life with Galentine’s is beginning to overpower the original day because it values friendships. Both terms have one thing in common: they involve loving others because of the impact they have made, rather than for fluffy feelings. Lainee Hauer (19) who likes Valentine’s day for its appreciation of others says, “I love Valentine’s Day because it is a day full of love. Everyone deserves extra love on Valentine’s Day.” Valentine’s is not a day for individuals to feel bad for themselves, but for them to appreciate the different versions of love they do have in their lives. Valentines is a nationwide holiday that many individuals use to show others affection whether being a parent, sibling, friend, or significant other.