Saint Valy and the Love Depression

Every year for Valentine’s Day things change, people love each other differently so I suggest we should also adjust the Saint´s name.  

A BIT OF THE HISTORY

From Pinterest( click here), 1920 original.

In 1929, for an example, we start to have in addition to love, the story of the Massacre and that was stressful.

From Wikipedia source( click here):

” At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 1929, seven men were murdered at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago’s North Side. They were shot by four men using weapons that included two Thompson submachine guns. Two of the shooters were dressed as uniformed policemen, while the others wore suits, ties, overcoats, and hats. Witnesses saw the fake police leading the other men at gunpoint out of the garage after the shooting.”

From WikiArt( click here) , original 1930

Love evolve in curious ways.

There was another episode, in Roman´s time AD 269 and consequently we hit the quid of the issue of our article:

” The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[9] In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady).”

From Wikipedia( click here)

Everything in romantic love starts with Chaucer and the representation of Saint Valentine´s Day in the 14th century.

Le Roman De La Poire, circa 1255

In the 15th century.

Detail of a 15th-century miniature depicting an allegorical court of love

In the 18th century.

But all of it was very naive, I mean we all know how strict was the medieval and further, this is false advertising, these people, they were forced to marry and declare eternal love.

For this year, I wish to all a happy celebration of Love, from a point of view that doesn´t include any impositions nor consumerism. Let us forget about sad stories, history, religion and think about pure love.

SOME PURE LOVE TREE

This paint( click here) has nothing or very litlle to do with our Saint but is gorgeous.

I invite the reader to do its own search in Google about Pure Love and take its own pick.

MY CONCERN ABOUT THE NAME

Is silly but we got many depressions out of love and I just think about Valium( click here).

” On Nov. 15,( 2013) that famous little pill—Valium—marked its 50th anniversary. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1963, F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s drug, marketed to “reduce psychic tension,” went on to become the Western world’s most widely prescribed answer to anxiety—and the first drug to reach $1 billion in sales.”

” Prescriptions for diazepam, Valium, were down to 14.8 million last year( 2012) , according to IMS Health. That’s far behind its market rivalalprazolam(the generic for Xanax), with 48.8 million prescriptions.”

” Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) say that almost 300 million people have an anxiety disorder.”

I´m just saying that the studies are pointing worse therefore is better to admit the new era and forget about the classic Saint Valentine.

CHECK THIS OUT

” Terror Management Theory (TMT) suggests that culture serves as a psychological defense against the terror inherent in human existence. TMT proposes that cultures serve the vital psychological function of making anxiety-buffering self-esteem available to humans by providing world-views and standards of value to achieve within that description of reality. Persons whose faith in that world-view is strong and who see themselves as living up to its standards of value achieve the anxiety-buffering effects of self-esteem needed in an existentially terrifying world. Because a hegemonic global capitalism and its cultural impositions guarantee that in a cultural meaning system that affords anxiety-buffe ring self-esteem to only the “winners” of the great competition, most people will perceive themselves as “losers.” TMT predicts increased anxiety and social distress because a global capitalist system and culture will offer psychological sustenance to a minority of the world’s people. This paper will review the theory, its empirical supports, and offer a set of hypotheses derived from the predictable psychological, social, and behavioral consequences of a global capitalist system and culture.”

Click here to the original.

I suggest we should change the name, from Saint Valy to Saint Xanax, that´s all.

OreJ,

Wishes you all a Happy Xanax Day.

14.02.2020

OREJ/ SAINT VALENTINE S TEASER/ SPECIAL SUNDAY/ 9.02.2020/ MISNICH.CO.UK

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