Are "eventual" holidays too commercialised?

Australia
April 7, 2007 10:21pm CST
Christmas is no sooner gone and Valentine's Day is promoted. No sooner has Valentine's Day passed and Easter eggs are all over the place! Then of course we get little break and it's...your right..but take nothing away from them.. Mothers Day! The straight into Fathers Day a short time later again! Hell LOOK OUT.... lol.. it's Christmas again! There are no doubt more... feel free to add them from your part of myLotia haha, and the amount of advertising and socially projected responsibilities that go along with these occassions, I feel it takes away much of the joy which should accompany these times. What do other mylotians think about these thoughts?
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
9 Apr 07
I would have to totally agree with you Eagle about the commercialisation of events such as "Christmas" etc. At one stage I used to get quite irate about this happening and would let it be known to whoever served me at the shop where I saw this, but after finally realising lol that it was not their doing, have now decided to just ignore it....roll my eyes and then just go along my merry way! all to myself and it works! lol You cannot change what is out of your control and in todays society it seems to be all about MONEY!
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• Australia
9 Apr 07
That is a very logical attitude caramello, and would probably be beneficial to most! Well except for the companies trying to get us to buy there products...lol but far better your approach than to continually beat one's head against the wall so to speak!haha
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Now, Now Eagle if everyone celebrated the holidays for the reasons they were intended to like for instance Easter or Christmas, how would Halmark ever make any money they'd go bankrupt and then where would we all get our greeting cards from lol. I'm with you I think that all of these commercialized holidays take away from the joy and spirituality of them. I dont know how to fix it though or even if anyone wants it fixed :( Any ideas?
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• Australia
8 Apr 07
Lol... it is a huge challenge to get people to realise that it is the thought that counts, and yes (rolls eyes) there would be quite a few bankrupt companies, but then amybe people would have the availability to buy their families things they really could and would use instead of .... yes ..the dreaded well meant gift that gets put in the cupboard and discarded after years of storage! Maybe one idea is to go back to basics and reform the present way and topics we teach our young, as we didn't get here overnight, and the fix can't be expected to be instantaneous... but can have a multiple benefits effect! Imagine our young learning life skills like constructive communication, conflict management and the value of true self worth just to name a few! Oppps, gone of onto a beaten track again.. lol must be getting late...yep.. after mid-night! Have a great day!
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