Exceptions prove the rule.
Let not be misguided by the bright white line on the black board, rather see that beneath this line the whole board is black.
Simlarly our festivals do not show that our lives are happy rather they show that our lives are full of plight.
We had to invent these festivals to be happy, mechanically.But such a happiness can never be genuine.Can you fix a particular day or time to be happy and Utsavmaya (full of festivity).
Such a zeal and joy is Naqli.Such zeal and joy and festivity is a patchwork just to hide the plight and pain and sorrow underneath our real lives--May give a temporary feeling of happiness but is self deceptive.
Can not we see it?
I denounce hereby all such festivals and call upon efforts to make our lives happier in a genuine way.
Until then I am not sorry to say that I can not wish Happy Diwali to any of my friends.
BUT I CAN WISH GENUINE/REAL/ACTUAL HAPPY LIFE TO ALL OF YOU ALL THE TIMES.