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With Thanksgiving just a day away it really makes me ponder and reflect on this past year, the years before, and the years to come. Everything that is important to me and everything that has some place near and dear to my heart are the real reasons we have holidays like Thanksgiving (and Christmas). But as most can see, the true meanings behind the holidays is money. Corporate America has invaded the minds of millions, each and every year pushing their crappy products down our throats earlier and earlier. Hell, it’s so bad that Black Friday is no more. Sales start on thanksgiving now - the day in which people are supposed to spend time with friends and family.
Tell me, is that TV you camped out for three days really worth missing out on family? Family will be there for you. That TV will, if you’re lucky, stick around for 3-5 years. It won’t hug you, greet you, comfort you when you’re not feeling good or make you your favorite snack. As much as I love gadgets, it’s still something that is easily replaced and in essence, irrelevant at these times. Priorities, people.
The site of people camping out days in advance of Black Friday are disgusting, saddening, maddening and more. While some would compare it to camping out for the latest consumer electronic (such as an iPhone) I’d disagree. Random acts throughout the year may be held to a high level of absurdity. And that’s fine. But it’s just one day; a normal, mundane day that won’t be remembered a week later. Something as significant as Thanksgiving, though, is something deserves more.
With each new Black Friday ad that airs I’m continually growing more and more disgusted with humanity. The masses might be ok with it and even buy into it. But I won’t.
This Black Friday I’ll be in the best, most rewarding line - the one waiting to get my plate full of leftovers at the table surrounded by family.