So this what this holiday is about now.
Buying (fuck you)
Spending (fuck u)
Getting (fuck u)
Greed (fuck u)
You’re all just being manipulated by corporate overlords who play with your emotions – does this little gadget really matter?
(Fuck you)
Norooz should about helping others. It’s the day an innkeeper helped a homeless pregnant woman about to have a baby. And then there’s Hanukkah – it should be about celebrating miracles. But everything became about this.
People should still focus on spending time with family, friends, and the ones they love. That’s what the holidays should be about.
Instead we spend it in pursuit of the best deal on something meaningless that we’ll just toss aside in a year for something better.  I’m tired of being tossed aside.  I’m tired of being less important than a gadget. I want our family and friends and loved ones to be important again.  I want people to matter.   If things keep going they way they are going, then we’ll all end up alone with nothing but this junk to keep us company.
So go home. There are no more toys or gadgets. Or better yet, take some of that money you were going to waste on this thing that you already have an older version of – and give it to the bell ringer so they can help people in need who can’t even afford to eat let alone buy some useless gadget that they’ll hate in a year because it’s never good enough and never new enough and never really makes them happy. I never could make my family happy enough. Nothing I would buy was ever right for them. Or they’d like it for 5 seconds and then toss it aside wanting more. That’s what this consumeristic holiday season did to my family. I’m sick of it.
I’m more sick of my american people caring more about things than each other.

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Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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