SRS I HATE all Holidays.

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  1. SpectreMatrix

    SpectreMatrix New Member

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    The older I get the more and more I get to the point of almost irrational anger over holidays. The level of commercialism and bullshit that goes down on these events where we are supposed to be enjoying family and loved ones. Fuck them all. That is all. :o

    PS. what it does to people is just fucked up.
     
  2. daneeyah

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    whatever it takes to make more and more money.. i agree its horrible :dunno:
     
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    it preys on peoples hearts :(
     
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    :hs: :hug:
     
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    I agree with you to a certain degree, but I can't really say that I hate holidays. I'm just really not that into them anymore. I don't take Christmas very seriously, and only really care about it because it's one of the few times of the year that I know for a fact I'll be home and will have a chance to spend time with family and friends. I do despise the commercialization of the holidays, but I just don't want to make the effort to hate them.
    Just try to ignore all the madness, and you'll get through it fine. It always helps to have like-minded friends, especially on some of the more ridiculous occasions, like v-day.
     
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    it pissed me off when i wasn't single as well, digs like this are not part of this sub forum, check it at the door.
     
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    inyoeye huh?

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    Oh thanks for telling me how I feel. You should really read forum rules.
     
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    k, lemme check them out

    mod edit: yes please check them out, it saves me a lot of deleting, remember that the Asylum is an emotional hide-out, which means we have to preserve eachothers emotional state of balance.
     
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  10. okita1

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    Welcome to growing up, when you realize holidays are just another day, there is no tooth fairy, santa clause isnt real, and jesus was black. I keep the mysticism regarding holidays like christmas alive for the kids, and hope they enjoy the holidays as much as I used to. No need to get all angry about it, its part of life.
     
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    The only reason I like holidays is because you get days off from work/school.
     
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    its how fucked up people get that pisses me off. I am tired of bullshit and the amount of stress. Don't fucking tell me about growing up. I run two decent sized companies and work part time for another. I know about responsibility, blah blah blah. Still doesn't change the fact that they are over commercialized bullshit.
     
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    Woah there buddy. I know you said you were got angry about holidays, and there were some pretty cheap shots in the begining of this thread (now deleted b/c they were way outta line), but chill out. I think okita was just trying to put some perspective on things - Yes, holidays blow and one of the reasons is that when youre an adult (like most of us are), theres no magic in it anymore. It happends to alot of people, and alot of people feel (at least some degree) of the way you do, so there's no reason to let it get to you. You said yourself it was irrational...
     
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    It just seems like a useless exercise that attempts to make people happy and just ends up getting people pissed off or hurt. I didn't come in here to be here to spoken down to like I was some kid who just realized there is no santa. I picked up on that one at the age of 5 or so. My major issue is that when these big things go down people lean on me to make sure things happen. Or people come crying to me about this and that. I get enough stress as it is and for all I can tell the only real motivation to have these holidays in this country is to sell shit.
     
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    I used to hate all holidays simply because most of them are based on bullshit.
    But as I got older and nostalgia began to kick in, I learned to appreciate my childhood memories of the holidays and all the commercial and all the stupid stress involved began to fade away.

    Now I just cherish the memories of my childhood and all the stress and cynical commercialism kind of fades into the background.
     
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    I don't look at the negative. I just enjoy the celebration. Everyday is Valentines day to me, or Christmas, or Thanksgiving -- but on those particular days, others are more conscious, so I can share it with them.
     
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    i'm kinda in-between on the subject. i generally dont like the holidays themselves (not all, just some) but i like the residual that stems from it.

    for example, i hate the "commercialized" holidays of halloween, vday, and xmas; but i like the resultant days off and the general "feeling" of the day. say what you will about the holidays themselves, but there are very few occasions where a great mass of people just have that palpable energy that you can feed off of. essentially, it's the "spirit" of the holidays that i like.

    the funny thing is, i don't even celebrate the majority of holidays. growing up, they were never heavily emphasized in my household, so i never put much stock in them (case in point, i stopped observing xmas in elementary school). however, i still like that feeling of being witness to something "bigger," even if i'm technically not a part of it.
     
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    see I had a bad childhood and it did not impress good memories of these holidays to begin with.
     
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    Same here. I had the best childhood :sad2:
     
  20. Malkavian Star

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    Well if you don't have fond memories yourself, maybe you can at least take some solace in that you know it's all bullshit.
    Something a lot of people never find out.
    I know I feel kind of wiser than people that rush out Christmas shopping for instance just to get some meaningless material junk.

    Maybe this sounds corny but try find out what the holidays mean to you.
    I like the holidays not because of what they signify, but it can make me become closer to my family and loved ones.

    I know a valentines Day is a cynical ploy by malls to sell more shit, but if I can find a gift that has some sentimental and deeper meaning than just a Hallmark card and give it to my girlfriend, and she loves it , it makes me feel good and closer to her.
     
  21. 2500

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    What I think is funny, is that no one makes you celebrate the holidays a certain way. Some of you say its "made for money" or a Hallmark holiday. Valentines Day was first celebrated in the 11th Century. The government didn't "make" it. They might have commercialized on it, but the holiday still has a deeper meaning, just like Christmas. Many have turned them Hallmark, but why do you have to? Understand the meaning of the holiday, and if you don't wanna give gifts and flowers and waste money, then just don't. How simple! Just spend the day around the house with your SO, and celebrate the day for what it was meant to be. Same with Christmas. If you don't like the worlds materialistic view of Christmas, then don't celebrate it that way. Sit around your house and pray and talk about jesus being born.
     

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