I don’t get it- so I won’t interfere
To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent. –Berton Averre
When did a the 4th become a commercial thing? I’m not talking about the fireworks, food, and drinking. Those are just part of the package. But trying to convince people to buy a new fridge, sofa, or bed as a way to celebrate the nation… just seems a little too much.
But maybe I’m being a little too sensitive about this. I seem to have a sore spot when it comes to a meaningful event gets turned into the money-monster. 😛 I do the same thing with Christmas it is a block of some kind for me.
A block that I’m perfectly happy to blame on Madre and her competitive drive. 🙂 It is one of the few blocks that I’m happy to keep in place. It prevents me from trying to make an event that is supposed to be about those you care about or those that tried to make life better for everyone else into something that it wasn’t meant to be. At least to me.
Or maybe I’m just anti-commercialism in some regards. 😛 Not completely though. But I use the same advice that Lyo often gives about drinking- a little is enough.
But I’m not an economics person, nor am I history buff. So I’ll just let the world do what it wants and I’ll sit quietly in the corner bitching about it occasionally. 😛