Hey, I don't mind hearing different opinions on it!
I've never cared much for anything society wants to throw at me. Probably got that from my dad (though I seem to have gotten his anitsocial streak as well, so. Eh).
I mean, Valentine's Day is one day out of 365(or 366). I don't think it matters what you're doing on that day more than any other. It's more important to live a life through the year where you do good and help other people in your own way, from minding the store to engineering rocket-ships
My parents grew up in a country that resented them for their race. My father was born wealthy, so he avoided most of the troubles (other than the fact that learning Chinese languages was illegal during that time, and he was segregated into an all-Chinese school) but my mother and her family had their shop (and house bc it was on the second/third floors) damaged several times over the years by mobs due to the tensions at that time.
When they moved to America, they believed my sister's life and mine would be far better than theirs. Despite the current shenanigans going on, that has mostly held true. I mean, we've never been assaulted or robbed, and if the school I go to taught Mandarin (which it doesn't, only Spanish and French) I could learn it if I wanted to. Obviously, it's still not the best place ever. No one really cares that the way I grew up is different from the way they did; they just expect me to be like everyone else, and think it's bizarre when I bring a food they don't recognize to lunch or say that my zodiac is an animal. My sister, who tries harder to fit in (though she likes to pretend she doesn't care) has probably been affected worse by alienation.
But I can't forget that I'm still fortunate to be here. It doesn't matter that I'm alone. It doesn't matter that I'm different.
Because I am undefinable, not by any day, not by a "single" or "taken" status, not by any privilege or disadvantage, not by any label society assigns.
So are all of you!
Soo, stay crispy and don't get burnt