Friday, February 14, 2020

Things shared on Feb 14ths: my best Valentine's Day advice, and more

My best Valentine's Day advice

No matter how sure you are of your sweetheart's love, never stop trying to win it.

This has kept Emma and me together for more three decades.

Which is to say, yeah, Valentine's Day has been commercialized unbearably, but that's no reason not to do something a little special today for someone you care about.

Which applies to all the days that have not been commercialized, too.

Hmm. That reminds me of something wise atheists and theists have said: all days are holy days. For lovers, all days are Valentine's Day.

And if you're not in a romantic relationship? Do something nice for a friend, or with one, or for a stranger, or with one. There are many kinds of love, and Valentine's Day is for all of them.

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To know yourself is to hate no one.

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Racists, sexists, and censors are quick to reject the name for what they do. But what you oppose defines you as much as what you support.

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If you only want to support the right to speak of people who agree with you, don't donate to the ACLU. Donate to a censorship group.

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Because I'm a universalist, on Valentine's Day I get to say I'm sorry I forgot to buy everyone candy. But I still love you.

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