Valentine’s Day fails to inspire


Emily Shaulis, Staff Writer

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I have my box of chocolates and a stack of chick flicks ready.

Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is a waste of money. I was at Walmart the other day and saw a man in his mid-20’s deciding whether he should buy the $30 tan teddy bear or the dark brown one. Who would spend that much money on a stuffed bear?

I really hate seeing teenagers celebrate Valentine’s Day. They spend all their money on their “loved” ones and then break up with them a month later. I’ve seen it happen before.

What I really don’t understand is how a holiday about a priest who was thrown in jail for marrying soldiers secretly became all about the size of the bow on a bouquet of roses.

I don’t think there’s a need for Valentine’s Day. I believe anniversaries are enough and that you should only celebrate real love. Not puppy love.

The first thing I saw when I walked into the Commons today was little groups of girls in pink and red outfits scattered about and approximately seven heart-shaped balloons in the air. It’s nice to know that CMR gets in the holiday spirit, but I honestly don’t think Valentine’s Day is appropriate for high school students.

I’ve been told that I’ll never truly appreciate Valentine’s Day until I fall in love, and this may be true. But for right now, I’m only in high school, and falling in love is the very least of my worries.

For me, today is just another Thursday. Valentine’s Day is just another excuse for people to buy each other nce things and stuff their faces with chocolate. It’s pointless and I think it’s a ridiculous holiday to celebrate.