They don't go away
Society doesn't go away. It doesn't disappear. Valentine’s Day, Superbowl Sunday, television, Christmas, all seem to outlast you. I thought they wouldn't still be here. I thought they could be outgrown. How in your face. No matter what struggles you've faced spiritually, no matter what you've wrestled with, torn your insides over, these forms persist and even outlive you. They did not even transform into something more palpable. They just stay as is on and on. Turns out they are more permanent than you.