I know it's kind of a weird question, but since I'm on the internet I know I'm not the only one who feels like this. I personally hate the time of year my birthday comes around, and not because it's a bad time, or it brings up bad memories or anything like that. It's just I hate knowing I'm going to get attention on that day for no real reason. I actually feel kind of bad about it because my family always get me stuff, cake, presents, family meal etc. But I just hate the atmosphere, everyone is usually fake happy, no matter what you say no one will argue with you, everyone will respect you as if you've cured cancer or some shit. It just isn't something I like, especially since I feel like I've earned none of it.
Also how do you feel about other peoples birthdays? I usually actually prefer them by quite a bit lol. But some people are kind of funny, having stuff like a birthday weekend or a birthday week. Trying extra hard to extend their birthdays for some crazy reason. I remember some lass having an argument with some guy. While crying, she said something along the lines of, "how can you be so mean to me on my brithday weekend". Was a day or two till her birthday and she still used it as some sort of leverage lol.
I hate being the center of attention. When a birthday doesn't turn into that, and it's just a day of being with family and friends, it's great!
I have always thought it odd that we single out the day a person exited the womb. It's done a great deal of damage to the value placed on human life.
Nailed it. Shit makes me feel queasy. Christmas is just as bad.
I really don't like birthdays. A lot of people that don't care about you 364 days out of the year slap on a happy face, tell you happy birthday, and act interested. All of the feigned/forced enthusiasm really rings hollow.
Birthdays become a lot less fun when you get married, and your presents are purchased with the money from your own paychecks. I pretty much just tell my wife that I will buy my own gifts. It sounds boring, but it's the way things go. Maybe if she made more money than me it would seem more romantic.
It's another year. I used to get really excited about them and then, sometime in middle school, I just outright told everyone not to make a big deal of it because it seemed obligatory and without much heart at all. And ever since all I've gotten are visits from grandparents, twenty bucks, some clothes, and a game from my brother.
I wouldn't have it any other way, especially since my brother's taste in games is spot on.
It's worth mentioning that I did have a graduation party when I finished high school, which my mom organized and where a lot of people I hadn't seen in years showed up and threw a bit of money at me. I needed the money... but I didn't want that party. I still remember looking back at it as being pretty awkward, and I'm really glad my birthdays aren't like that.
I don't see a reason not to, but then again I have people in my life that care about me and go out of their way to make it a "better" day in terms of splurging. Other than that, it's just another day that happens to end with a gift and cake.