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Posted 3/29/14
My birthday is the 1st of January so no one ever forgets, this is for me is very annoying because I hate birthdays but people always know my birthday!
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Posted 3/29/14
My birthday was three days ago, turned 21 and didn't celebrate it so no, I don't think it's bad to not celebrate it and I don't think we HAVE to either. I mean seriously, why bother? What's the point in celebrating staying alive another year? I see zero logic in it.
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Posted 3/29/14

Anamalous wrote:
i have no friend

so i guess that makes you relateable to sasuske.

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I never felt the need to make up an excuse to eat cake.
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Posted 3/29/14 , edited 3/29/14

saksiss wrote:

My birthday was three days ago, turned 21 and didn't celebrate it so no, I don't think it's bad to not celebrate it and I don't think we HAVE to either. I mean seriously, why bother? What's the point in celebrating staying alive another year? I see zero logic in it.


I prefer thinking of it as moving year closer to death.
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Posted 3/29/14 , edited 3/29/14
I'm not a little kid, so I can't ask for any of the things I would like because they are all expensive. Birthdays are meh now. No friends, so I don't have a reason to celebrate. They've turned into quiet little affairs where mom will bake a cake, and if I'm lucky, go out to eat.

TL;DR: IDGAF.
Posted 3/29/14

Selenae wrote:

I'm not a little kid, so I can't ask for any of the things I would like because they are all expensive. Birthdays are meh now. No friends, so I don't have a reason to celebrate. They've turned into quiet little affairs where mom will bake a cake, and if I'm lucky, go out to eat.

TL;DR: IDGAF.


Back when my birthday was still acknowledged I didn't even get a cake made for me. Not only was I required to make a cake (if not for myself for the rest of the family since they were the ones who really wanted it) but I was also required to make the cake for my brothers birthday when it came around. Also, you can always still ask for those expensive things. Just be prepared for awkward silences, staring and or laughter.
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Posted 3/29/14 , edited 3/29/14

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Back when my birthday was still acknowledged I didn't even get a cake made for me. Not only was I required to make a cake (if not for myself for the rest of the family since they were the ones who really wanted it) but I was also required to make the cake for my brothers birthday when it came around. Also, you can always still ask for those expensive things. Just be prepared for awkward silences, staring and or laughter.


No, I couldn't. It's not due to embarrassment, though - my family has always been tight on the money front, which I'm used to, so I ask for modest things like manga or cheap art supplies for Christmas, but this year has been especially bad. Asking for said items would be incredibly selfish and make me feel like shit because even the tiny rent they ask for (220 when mom works, 250 when she does not) pinches my own bottom line far too much.
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Posted 3/29/14
I celebrate my birthday at some point in the month it's in xD depending on my work schedule. My birthday is november 27th so sometimes falls on thanksgiving, its always the week of thanksgiving so celebrating my birthday has always been done at a different time of the month or the week after ^^

As a kid we celebrated it with parties while I was young but then as I got older it became more up to me what I wanted to do so I chose small things like an outing to the movies with friends Now I mainly just use it as a fun day ^^ go to the movies and then go to restaurant or get some sort fo food I havn't had in awhile me and my boyfriend exchange some sort of gift as his is the 7th of december.



my mother always remembers it and sends me a little money because as much as she wants tp celebrate I'm a 12hour bus ride away and she doesn't understand any of my interests :-p


in a way birthdays are just memory makers every year I miss my other's phone call on my birthday because im inevitably at work or sleeping and she sings happy birthday on my voice mail ^^ birthdays can also help take the pressure of a recent sad event off of people, when my father died about a month before my 15th birthday things were very sad ): (of course) but my mother did all she could to make a special day by taking me and a few friends to the movie, it started the process of getting back to a normal life without him :)



ps: sorry if thats kinda fragmented and jumbled :-p im not the best at putting my thoughts into words ^^
Posted 3/29/14

Selenae wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

Back when my birthday was still acknowledged I didn't even get a cake made for me. Not only was I required to make a cake (if not for myself for the rest of the family since they were the ones who really wanted it) but I was also required to make the cake for my brothers birthday when it came around. Also, you can always still ask for those expensive things. Just be prepared for awkward silences, staring and or laughter.


No, I couldn't. It's not due to embarrassment, though - my family has always been tight on the money front, but this year has been especially bad. Asking for said items would be incredibly selfish and make me feel like shit because even the tiny rent they ask for (220 when mom works, 250 when she does not) pinches my own bottom line far too much.


My jokes are bad enough without people killing them with seriousness.

I know that situation very well though so I get it. It's basically the same thing here with my family right down to the amount of rent I pay...must be some sort of standard rent all parents came up with. It's just been one thing after another causing money to just disappear. Oh well though. Such is life I suppose.
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Posted 3/29/14
I'm going to hate turning thirty years old. I can feel it.
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Posted 3/29/14
No joke. Today is my 30th birthday. I went to work, brought in cupcakes and it made people smile. I went to lunch with my family and we had a great time. Mom made me a cake and I opened the presents I mostly purchased for myself. Its okay to laugh, I like buying myself presents so why not? I am not a child, I don't expect others to buy me the things I want. She lovingly wrapped them for me and we underwent the ritual we have had since childhood of opening presents with the cake. So what if I bought them for myself? It still felt good. Tonight I will go out with my friends to dance at the same bar/club we always go to. I don't want presents from them, no decorations or theme. Even though I am hitting a somewhat milestone birthday, I didn't want a party or celebration. I just want to see the people I love and care for and have a good time together. Why? Because its my birthday and I survived another year of getting older, growing wiser and today is the day I reflect on what I have done and what I want to still want to do with my life. Birthdays remind us that we are on a journey, growing and changing and that our journey's end lies somewhere on the unseen horizon. A birthday is a day to focus on your own life, not to celebrate religion or culture, or family bonds and thanks. Your birthday is all about you. Don't expect others to acknowledge it because it isn't a special day for them. You can't expect others to have you as the center of their universe. So celebrate it (or don't celebrate it) in a way that makes you happy. Don't make expectations for others to meet and you won't be disappointed. No need to be jaded nor burned out, nor depressed. If you lack friends to celebrate with find some strangers and turn them into friends. Good people abound in this world and if you radiate happiness and goodwill most will not shun you but want to join you. This may sound a little trite but I promise it is true.
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Posted 3/29/14 , edited 3/29/14
Yeah I like celebrating my birthday, the time we have on this earth is short, so may as well enjoy every year we get here. I'm seeing a disturbingly large amount of nihilism on this board, just remember guys there's probably millions of people who would kill to be in your shoes so don't be such downers
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Posted 3/29/14
My birthday usually gets ignored. :I So I'm really surprised when anyone remembers my birthday at all.
There was one year where I forgot my own birthday and didn't realize until someone asked when my birthday was. At that point, it was too far in, and too awkward to admit it was today.
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Posted 3/29/14 , edited 3/29/14
Well I have nieces now (one is 3 years old going on 4, the other is 5 or 6 months old) and I guess that we make a thing about it just for them. This year the 3 year old had a lot of fun with giving me a card and putting the candles in the cake, singing me happy birthday, she even dressed up for the whole thing... I hate being the centre of attention, being fussed over, etc. but they're just kids and celebrating birthdays is what kids do so I put on a smile and I played along.

Ideally I'd just prefer a quiet night at home with a significant other, I don't have anyone like that and my birthdays for the past 6 or 7 years have always been a reminder of that but at least now I have my nieces.
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Posted 3/29/14

Phersu wrote:


saksiss wrote:

My birthday was three days ago, turned 21 and didn't celebrate it so no, I don't think it's bad to not celebrate it and I don't think we HAVE to either. I mean seriously, why bother? What's the point in celebrating staying alive another year? I see zero logic in it.


I prefer thinking of it as moving year closer to death.


Me too, as our destiny IS death after all.
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