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We have had a stay of execution, so to speak. Incorporation has been put on hold until the end of the financial year, which means I have a job for a little longer. Its good because I still have no idea what I am going to do about that.
I take Emily and James swimming just about all the time at the moment.
I haven't written anything for a few days, about 10 actually so I thought it was time I did, and I can't think of a more appropriate subject to talk about than the impending Valentines day.
So what is so wrong with Valentines day?
The first one is, it lacks spontaneity. Is it really romantic that your significant other has got you chocolates and is taking you out to dinner? If this is unusual for your partner to do then you probably should feel insulted. They are taking you out, or buying you things, because they have been subjected to business propaganda, not because they are thinking about you.
Secondly, it allows people to equate material objects to how much someone cares for you. 'Oh, but if you loved me you WOULD buy me that lovely 1.5 carat diamond set in solid gold'
Lastly, it isn't a great feeling if you are lonely and don't get a Valentine. Even worse if you get rejected by someone you sent one to.
So I say this to you. Reject Valentines day, take your partner out on a different day, unexpectedly buy flowers on some random day of the week, and whatever you do, don't buy a card... It is the hallmark of rampant commercialism.
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