Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day - An Editorial

I want to take a little break from game development to talk about this holiday we're celebrating today.

I've been noticing in recent years that more and more people are starting to develop a "bah, humbug" attitude towards this delicious holiday.  They say Valentine's Day is bogus and was founded by the candy companies to sell more candy, the jewelry stores made it up, etc etc.

Well to that I say - so what?  Maybe it was created for the wrong reasons*, who's to say?  The fact of the matter is that, whatever its origins, something good has come out of it.  We now have today to celebrate one thing that truly deserves to be celebrated... love.

And any day that forces today's youth (who may or may not be under the erroneous impression that Usher's "Let's Make Love in the Club" is the greatest love song ever written) to get out there and do something truly romantic for their significant other, well - a day like that is OK in my book.

So how about we drop the bitter jadedness and go out there and make some real love for our partners?

Happy Valentine's Day everyone, candy or no. ;)


* It wasn't.

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