You know something is not right when there is controversy around Valentine’s Day??? I thought we hit the peak with the whole Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays nonsense, but apparently I was wrong.
I was talking to one of my colleagues in Houston and they mentioned how their son’s school (son is in the 1st grade) doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day….
Wait… What Happened???
I never even heard of such a thing before, what’s wrong with Valentine’s Day?
According to my co-worker his son’s school doesn’t celebrate V-Day because they don’t want to focus on love as they feel it should be more of a focus on friendship. So the school celebrates Friendship Day.
Man… listen, this is Valentine’s Day and I don’t care how old you are. This is the day you give your lil crush a cut out heart you made out of red construction paper. What the hell do you give someone for Friendship Day?
Seriously, why would we as a society be scared to allow our young children to know that there is a difference between a friend and someone you may like more than just as a friend? Are we fearful of the influences of this sexually charged world we live in? If that’s the case it’s too late, the cat is out the bag. As a society I believe we complicate things…
1st kids sports started the policy of every child getting a trophy, because EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!
Nooooo, some times there are winners and loser. The sooner you learn that the better off you will be, a little healthy competition in life is good for you. It build character, occasionally there will be poor sportsmanship but that is LIFE!!!! Stop sugar-coating it, in real life people lose.
Then there was the ban of sports like dodge ball in school, smh. I don’t know about y’all but dodge ball taught me that in life there are surprises, and if you don’t keep your head on a swivel you can get smacked right in the back of head. Man… dodge ball was fun as hell!!
I miss the good old days….
Let’s just relax and leave Valentine’s Day alone, besides you get rid of V-Day and your killing a big pay-day for the retail industry. The National Retail Federation said the average person will spend $126.03 on gifts, up 8.5 percent from last year’s $116.21. Total sales nationwide is expected to reach something like $18 billion…
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!