I hate most holidays. Most have lost their original meaning. Nowadays, the only real reason for a holiday is to take a day off work and slack around. I always felt some holidays were more contrived than others. Columbus Day was at the top of that list until I realized the true potential of memorializing Christopher Columbus.
Columbus was the ultimate screw-up and slacker. After much reflection, he is my new hero and I vow to keep Columbus Day sacred henceforth. Here is my journey of discovery into why Columbus Day is the ultimate holiday.