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Richardo A. Wilson
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2012

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I Opt Out of Valentine’s Day

broken heartWhat can I say, it’s 2012 and I don’t feel and see the need to follow commercially driven holidays or events.  Just as how I don’t celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving like before based on how it plays in society to pretty much sell everyone on items or wants in life, I have decided to add Valentine’s Day this year to the list.  I am more focused on other things than just what everyone else is doing.  I guess you can call me anti-commercialized.  I don’t like to be sold or told what to do or what to buy on any given holiday or whatsoever.  I need we sometimes need help on finding great gifts for others, but at the same time, people forget to be more personal and lack effort in what they do.  Almost everything in these holidays are like a sales pitch and manipulation to tell us what we should be doing or buying instead of us creating our own sense of what we want to do.

Though I might still practice one or two things for Valentine’s day in absolute private, I am definitely crossing it celebration off my list.  What do you think?  Are you excited each year for Valentine’s Day?

I have went year after year enjoying Valentine’s day without a problem, and really don’t see a difference in the years.  Some years I have a Valentine, others I don’t based on non relationships or not seeking a love interest, but I usually take that day to treat myself to something good and show myself some love that I have been lacking or as an appreciation for all the great things I did for others without asking for anything in return.

I feel one day doesn’t validate what you can do everyday of the year or whenever you feel like to do it.  I live a life of whatever I feel like doing I just go and do it, a life of no rules or limits.  So this year I am definitely making a stand and opting out of Valentine’s Day.  To many people it doesn’t really matter what I do, and I feel that is how it is supposed to be.

Too many people are too easily convinced they should or must follow trends, but I made it one of my personal goals to break away from the matrix and do what I feel is more important to me and closely affects me.  We as a society tend to watch what everyone is doing and be either jealous, envy or try to fit in instead of doing what we need to for ourselves.

Here are 5 things people don’t focus on in their own lives that are important:

1. Save money (Plan for the right item, reason and future)
2. Live a healthy lifestyle (Relationships, family, physically, and mentally)
3. Invest in  themselves (get educated, get out debt, be insured, be employed, own your property, have a peace of mind, etc.)
4.  Create and focus on their own interests (Help make their lives much happier)
5. Be themselves and live life to fullest (Be the real you, and live it the way you want to, without thinking of what other’s may think)

Some of things I have listed may not apply to everyone, but take a while and think about yourself and give yourself an evaluation.  What are you current main interests in life?  What have you been focused on lately, and are you aggressively trying to achieve what you need to in life?

I am planning on saving my money and efforts for something much bigger and special.  I love and wish everyone the best for Valentine’s Day and their hopes for a one day of the year feeling loved, but love and romance is a daily thing we can all do and do unselfishly as we please.

Let me know what you think?  Do you think or give in to what others are doing instead of doing things your way and having the option to participate or not by will?  What are your plans or thoughts of things to do on Valentine’s Day.

Thanks for reading
Richardo

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