Sunday, June 21, 2009

Why Fathers Day Sucks



I saw a story today (see link below) where Obama wrote his daughters expressing his regrets as a father. Of course, if he was sincere such a letter would be private and not sent to the media. However, it is not unusual for politicians to use their children as political props.

http://news.aol.com/article/obamas-fathers-day-letter/534877

This story reminded me of why I loathe the big three guilt holidays – Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. All of these holidays are based on manipulation of what should be private emotions.

5 comments:

  1. Good video. Mothers & Fathers day is pretty awkward. Never know exactly what to do or say. You'd like Valentines in Japan Ramzpaul. It's only the girls that give gifts to men, it's a man's day.

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  2. Obviously, the Japanese are very wise people. :-)

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  3. Japan also has a divorce rate of around 2%. Something works there that does not here, it seems.

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  4. That's 27% - I left a digit out. :)

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  5. Father's Day is yet another reason to hold a "sale" to feed the consumerism of America. It also is a cultural endorsement intended to encourage men to become father's.

    Smart men see it for what it is worth.

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