Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tis the Season of Commercialization

I never really cared for the holidays....any of them. As a kid, it was a blast of course. But as a teen, whenever something went wrong, all the blame was on me. Now, I just pretty much stopped trying. Plus my family is somewhat broken so that will add to the dislike of the holidays. And of course the commercialization of Christmas is bad. In the past two years, I haven't bought any presents for anyone during the season because I was so poor. That just made me feel like shit because in this day and age, if you don't buy gifts for people, you are either greedy or don't care about them. Ok, I'm still broke as hell but I can actually get some gifts for people this year. I've done some shopping already.
But now that I think about it....what is the point of me even celebrating this season?? This holiday is supposed to be about Jesus Christ but I no longer believe in any religion really. If not religion, then it's time to spend with the family. I already mentioned that it's a broken home. Huh....I guess this is why I get so depressed during winter.

6 comments:

Brian Miller said...

there is a weird combination of feelings around this time of year...it does become commercialized, which sucks, there are a lot of good things that happen though and you get to see more heart in some...and generousity...

otin said...

It really is about change. Change from a normal routine. I have a broken family and don't believe in God, but I still like the lights and the spirit that is supposed to be shared.

Stephanie Faris said...

I think Christmas brings a lot of pressure. We have to buy things, enjoy time with our family, be happy, etc., but not everyone feels like it. That's why depression rates are so high this time of year. It's just too much pressure.

Clelia said...

I hate Xmas... I hate it because I strongly believe is a fake celebration... ( Easter as well) People try to be good but they don't succed. I have bought 0... zero gifts...

This is because of recession and because I don't believe that buy a little gift make people happy. My family and friends are happy when I can spent time with them, when I can give them smiles and make them laugh. This doesn't include a useless present.

Clelia

otin said...

Just be happy to have a little time off!!

Santa Claus said...

Ho Ho Ho!! Merry Christmas!! From me and my buddy Otin