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Thoughts about Birthdays

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(I evidently forgot to publish this... I wrote this on June 30th, the day after my birthday. And I stand by it all.)

 

I know my birthday was yesterday, and I'd like to start this little spiel off with a disclaimer. I had a good birthday. Nothing horrible happened apart from the entire staff of a restaurant coming to serenade me and bring me free ice cream. And that wasn't bad either. I just wanted to share my thoughts, which have nothing to do with how the day itself actually went.

 

Now that that's out of the way...

 

I honestly have never cared for making as big a deal of my birthday as people insist on making out of birthdays. It always kills me a little bit inside, honestly, to see dozens of 'Happy Birthdays' plastering my facebook wall. It's not that I don't like being the center of attention - quite the opposite, in fact - but when I'm the center of everyone's attention, I want it to be for something I'm proud of, for something I worked for. And being born doesn't exactly meet those requirements. It's not special or everything, I mean, everyone I've ever met was born at some point in their lives. It's not special, and honestly, I don't think it's worth making such a big deal about. I never feel I deserve the attention or gifts or well-wishes I recieve on my birthday, because I've done nothing to warrant them. It's not like I cured cancer, or starred in a musical at my school, or was a background character in a musical at my school or anything worth bragging about like that. All I ever did to earn this day of superiority and attention was being expelled out of my mother.

 

At least on Christmas it's the wishes, attention, and gifts are reciprocated and shared among my entire family. I don't want to sound ungrateful or anything, I love everybody who wished me a happy birthday, or gave me a nice gift, or sang that dreadful melody at me. But that being said, I don't like being recognized for something I didn't work for.

 

I'm starting to ramble, so I'll just stop here, I guess. +10 Experience Points for whoever managed to read all that without falling asleep.



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