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#1 Posted by haffy (681 posts) -


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#2 Posted by haffy (681 posts) -

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.

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#3 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1219 posts) -

I hate my birthday because everyone is annoying as hell.

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#4 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1709 posts) -

I like my birthday because I get to spend it with my family. I usually keep it to myself when it comes to people outside my family though.

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#5 Posted by glyn (390 posts) -

THeir pointless

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#6 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (703 posts) -

i've pretty much always hated my birthday. just another day in life.

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#7 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1235 posts) -

Just one step closer to the grave.

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#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Indifferent.

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#9 Posted by Joeyoe31 (848 posts) -

Yeah, I like my birthday.

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#10 Posted by cutyoface (580 posts) -

I not really a big fan of it but i do get to see a bunch of my family again so that is cool.

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#11 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

I used to be excited about birthdays, but they're just like every other day.

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#12 Posted by SadPatrol (529 posts) -

Who doesn't like their own birthday??

Yes. I like my own birthday!

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#13 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

Yeah, I really don't care for my birthday. Everything just feels so half-hearted and forced.

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#14 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1554 posts) -

I usually enjoy it at least a little, but this year's especially was great.

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#15 Posted by ajamafalous (13529 posts) -
@haffy said:

since I'm on the internet I know I'm not the only one who feels like this.

Bless you, sir.
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#16 Posted by scalpel (326 posts) -

I've always found them pretty pointless.

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#17 Posted by dinkys (74 posts) -

@OwnlyUzinWonHan said:

I usually enjoy it at least a little, but this year's especially was great.

What made it greater than others?

My birthday is in 4 days and I need reminding constantly.

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#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Eh, it varies from birthday to birthday.

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#19 Posted by UitDeToekomst (799 posts) -

i don't care one way or the other, and refuse to endorse their celebration (mine or others) due to the fact that they are one in a string of many things that put too great an importance on individuals.

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#20 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1554 posts) -
@dinkys: Went to the zoo for the first time ever with someone special, it was a really nice and cool experience. Unfortunately I also had chocolate wine that tasted awful, but it wasn't enough to drag my birthday down.
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#21 Posted by Donkeycow (568 posts) -

Birthday's are okay but not great, I get enough attention as is from people on a day to day basis, i don't need an extra large dose of it every year haha.

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#22 Posted by jonnyboy (2867 posts) -

I party and drink Bacardi because 50 Cent told me too.

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#23 Posted by Mahonay (842 posts) -

I don't like them in the sense they currently mean I'm just getting closer to 30.

They are good for an excuse to go out drinking with friends though.

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#24 Posted by legendlexicon (99 posts) -

My birthday this year reminded me of how far my crippling loneliness had come this summer, so no, I did not enjoy it.

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#25 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Red said:

Yeah, I really don't care for my birthday. Everything just feels so half-hearted and forced.

.......Hanako, is that you? Shouldn't you be having tea with Lilly?

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#26 Posted by pyromagnestir (4470 posts) -

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#27 Posted by killacam (1341 posts) -

this is relevant, because it's my birthday. how did you know? but i can't say i really care this year.

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#28 Posted by Chaser324 (8126 posts) -

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.

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#29 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I like being surprised by people on my birthday but since that never happens...meh.

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#30 Posted by mlarrabee (3867 posts) -

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.

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#31 Posted by dudeglove (12730 posts) -

Well be sure to invite me to your 'dos next time, because you guys are a whole barrel of funzies.

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#32 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

They can be fun.

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#33 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -
@Chaser324 said:

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.

Nailed it. Shit makes me feel queasy. Christmas is just as bad.
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#34 Posted by xdaknightx69 (480 posts) -

i used too, not anymore

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#35 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -

I like spending time with family and friends, but I hate the occasion. All the attention and the gifts and stuff.

Hey it's great to be alive for yet another year, isn't it buddy?

Sure is, sigh sure is.

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#36 Posted by kgb0515 (427 posts) -

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.

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#37 Posted by TobbRobb (6140 posts) -

Is the middle option the one to pick If I'm completely goddamn indifferent?

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#38 Posted by falserelic (5769 posts) -

I don't celebrate birthdays anymore. I really don't care about my birthday much at all. I'm just a piece of shit just like most of my family.

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#39 Edited by Justin258 (14485 posts) -

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.

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#40 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I just hate having to organize things. The best birthday present you can get me is dealing with my birthday and letting me enjoy myself. Just pick a bar and invite everyone, basically.

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#41 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

It varies, some yes, some no.

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#42 Posted by sissylion (678 posts) -

I'm pretty anti-birthday. Just another tool used for the purpose of identification. I don't take a day to celebrate my eye color or my height.

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#43 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

No gifts. No cards. Two birthday wishes. One from mother one from a AIM friend. My last birthday kinda sucked. So no...not really. 

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#44 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

Since there is a possibility of cake I have no problem with my Birthday.

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#45 Posted by kindgineer (3089 posts) -

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.

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#46 Posted by Slag (7351 posts) -

Free stuff, food I like plus getting contacted by and hangin with people I like.

What's not to like?

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#47 Posted by Svenzon (941 posts) -

I like it. Waking up to find happy birthday texts from your friends feels great.

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#48 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6500 posts) -

Yes because they provide a phenomenal excuse to get fucked up off my ass.

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#49 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

Indifferent. :|

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#50 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

I usually pretend it isn't my birthday. I love partying for others, but I hate being the center of attention.