Dec 1, 2009

Soule Restaurant: Capitalistic Christmas

"Christmas is an invention of a capitalistic society. It's just a way for retailers to make everyone spend money."

"We shouldn't need society to dictate when we buy gifts for loved ones. This should be done all year long..."

We all have one of those friends, I think. The Grinch around the holidays, condemning goodwill as evil… but if you think about it, they have a point.

We should show how much we care all year long, and with our actions rather than gifts. But really, we don't.

We get caught up with working and school and paying bills and taking care of the needs of our families and thoughtfulness is placed on the back burner.

So yes, maybe it IS a way to put retailers in the black. And maybe it HAS become a commercial holiday dictated by society to force us to acknowledge our loved ones every year.

And maybe we need one of these in June too.

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