I know the solstice has many different meanings for different people. But here is one thing for certain: We, as humans, live in an interdependent environment. Every thing from animals, to plant, to other people, to the seasons and other cycles of the Earth, all have an effect on each other in some form or fashion. It would be wrong not to recognize the solstice for at least what it factually is: the longest day of the year. You can’t say that people experience their day differently on the summer solstice than the winter solstice. The amount of sunlight during the day definitely effects people.
We’ve passed the peak of one side of the natural pendulum for the year. Now we travel back towards the other peak.