Monday, February 10, 2014
Valentine's day is a few days away. As people now make their Valentine's plans, much attention is no doubt being given to 'quality'. Nobody wants to treat their loved one - or future loved one - to substandard chocolate, an inferior floral gift or a mediocre meal. We don't even want our Valentine's cards to be 'ordinary'. We want them to seem 'special'. But what really makes an item or an event 'special'? Surely, it is not the cost? It is the amount of care that has been put into it. At every level of your life, romantic or otherwise, quality must be the priority.
It is not just clothes, hairstyles and hobbies that come swiftly in and out of fashion. Attitudes and expectations also wax and wane in accordance with social trends. We all want to do what we believe to be the right thing but our definition of this is influenced by the beliefs and opinions of the people around us. History, sadly, is full of instances where what was once considered acceptable and appropriate, is now perceived as shameful, even shocking. At the end of the day, it is so important not to conform to a questionable standard.