Nothing can be more derogatory than hearing a person defame the quality time of a couple in public exposure by shoving an ugly truth like this:
Nothing lasts forever! You'll break up anyway!
The trend to downplay all people in a healthy, loving relationship has become really recurrent in my country, the Philippines, to the point that commercialization has taken a huge leap in incorporating the trend in business strategies, yielding to products as hideous as this:
Wordplay from Filipino, "Forever is really non-existent." Wala means "none". Talagang means "really".
There's even a movie about it which I find dumb in the first place:
I don't see the point in channeling some bitter person's feelings of bitterness by speaking so unabashedly of the people who have attained the exact, same goal s/he wishes for— a romantic relationship.
Let's face it; I bet most people who are feeling bitter this Valentine's have been either indifferent or have been hurt. The indifferent ones may not be really interested in speaking something against the commercialized celebration. The ones who have been hurt previously in their past may be overly affected to the point that they drag the present down and be down on the dumps all the time.
In the world, "love" has had many convoluted and misleading connotations that have been instilled in the minds of people who stick to ideals and delusions.
Love lasts forever.
Love heals all wounds.
Finding love is the most profound goal one must attain.
When all of those beliefs are proven to be untrue for some people, they would often be in endless outrage which cannot be pacified by time alone. Feelings of hopelessness overpower people's rational capacities and resort to unhealthy ways of expressing grief.
Now, several rhetoric questions can point my underlying points here:
(1) Why plant insecurity in the zenith of others?
(2) Do people really feel the need to weigh the worth of a romantic partner for the validity of an annual Valentine's Day celebration?
Tomorrow, February 14, would be Valentine's Day, a day when most people would be engaging in expressing love. I bet everyone would be pouring out love in the five respective love languages eminent in every member of the society according to Gary Chapman— acts of service, words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, and physical touch.
For those people who do bash couples, passively wishing for every couple to end their relationships, please bear in mind that:
(1) Valentine's Day won't magically change its essence;
(2) You'll be wasting your time acknowledging others at your own expense of time; and,
(3) Valentine's Day isn't the time to do that. The holiday isn't exclusive to couples.
Valentine's Day isn't even primarily designated for people with romantic relationships. It is for everyone who can love. You, dear reader, can love in your own way!
Wouldn't it be hypocritical if you loathe Valentine's Day for not finding love (in romantic expression) but celebrate the holiday for the exact, same reason (love in platonic expression) with your family and friends?
Now isn't the time to bring couples down.
Do not feel bitter for others' happiness. You can loathe all you can but make it sure that you do not harm others in the process.
Do not drag others down to appease complicated feelings. It's blatant, not right, and unjust.