Is it just me, or are more people seeming to become more bitter when Valentines Day comes around.
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I haven't notice that.
I'm not sure why people should be sad. I have a guess tho. Different Holidays and events such as Valentines or even Christmas becoming materialist. The concept of similar holidays suppose to represent love, forgiveness and unity. Kindness and generosity. But the definition is twisted for a while. It's more of a competition. A challenge of who remembers first and who spend more. The less you spend and the less you purchase. Your loyalty and love is going to be under process of court and jury to be questioned. This materialist aspect puts unnecessary mental pressures even for those who loves playing the game. We have enough stress today. Now we made unnecessary stress out of events who mainly must be considered as an extra excuse for happiness and gatherings. Not emptying our pockets in order to show love. That is why me and my girlfriend don't care about Valentines day at all. We don't need the world declare us a particular day in order to love each other. On the other hand, generation by generation, teenage period becomes with noticeable pressure of being virgin-none virginity. Opposite sex and relationships. When such events like Valentines Day arrives. People who are virgins or generally singles might become insecure. Because they constantly forced to believe if they are virgin, they are losers, and if they are single, something is wrong with them. The older the worst. So the other form of mental pressure applies to those who go eligible to these conditions. They might find insecurities, anxieties and depressions thinking "if something is wrong with them" and at the same time observing other people inch by inch couples are hanging out. These pressures can also turn into jealousy. And such environment and battle psychologically would lead to a bitter atmosphere.
So that's generally my theory regarding the topic.1