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I Dont Like Celebrating My Birthday

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    This year is an usually bleak birthday.

    I was meant to be overseas with a foreign love interest ... But i guess not. On top of that, i dont particularly want to hang out with my friends - it 's just not what i wanna do this year. Id honestly prefer to work or start my studying. My mum keeps pestering me; honestly...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Feb 21

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    I Lied About My Birthday

    It was a week before my fourteenth birthday (September), I hated celebrating it so I told my classmate (Who can't keep a secret for her life) that I have a 'secret' , my real birthday is in three month... MARCH. so naturally, she told everyone my birthday was in march. Then I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    I think birthdays are super awkward

    because people are forced to interact with me.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I will be 18 soon, and honestly I am not very

    excited about that. I apreciate my life right now and I will enjoy it when I'm 18 but I am not very excited about my birthday... Probably because I don't have anyone special to share it with... Besides my family. Some (not close) friends are throwing huge party with hundreds of...
    Cvttes Cvttes 18-21, F Oct 27

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    My husband left my 2 year son

    and I on my birthday. He left us with no money and no home to go to. Before that, my parents rarely celebrated my birthday with me. They were always conveniently on vacation starting at age six. Last year I decided to celebrate my birthday but the guy I was seeing started fist...
    Jaxmom Jaxmom 41-45, F Jan 16

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    Why should I bother with my birthday?

    Most of my friends don't remember it, my parents hardly notice it, and I just don't feel special at all. I'd probably get 18 cents for my age this year, or maybe a cupcake with a candle in it if I'm lucky. Sometimes I feel as though my birth was worthless and hardly have any...
    patrick199 patrick199 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 5

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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F Dec 10

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    Like most adults who hate aging,

    I don't really insist on celebrating my birthday, I just be happy, but I don't want a reminder. I just keep remembering that I'll soon be a young adult with college, then a working adult, then go thru a mid life crisis, then finally become a senior. It just gives me shudders...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Oct 28

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    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 28

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    Celebration Of The First Time You Cried

    Just another reminder isn't it? Something to force you to look in the mirror and see your piece of **** reflection crumbling away year after year. What have you got now after all these years? Nothing - just a little bit less of it than you had a year ago. Soon I'm gonna end up...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 1 Response May 13, 2010

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    I Hate That Day!

     Since I don't celebrate it anymore. I mean last year I refused anything and shoved a candle in a cookie just to shut my mother up. I hate my birthday! Its never been a happy time for me.
    TheAngelOfDeath TheAngelOfDeath 16-17 25 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M Oct 28

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    It was a day when I used to count days,

    mark X on each day It passed. I would text ally friends a month or two before my birthday and tell them how happy I felt. unfortunately, a day came when I really regretted the day I was born. That happiness day turned into a full of burden sorrow and most of all lifeless..! I...
    Reena12 Reena12 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I've grown to hate my birthday.

    As a kid, my sister tried her very best to ruin every party my parents threw for me. Now that I'm an adult no one remembers it. Last year even my parents forgot. I hate that I get excited for something that always ends up sucking. Ok, I'm done venting.
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    My birthday is on 18th.

    . I know that my friends from university are going to congratulate me and then they think I will organize a party or sth (it's like an unwritten rule). I'd rather just skip it.. few friends, some laughs, pizza and conversation would be enough for me..
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F Nov 15

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    "happy" Birthday?

    Even on this day I'm just not in happy or excited.I'm ok with treating and feeling like it is just another day but everyone else want me to be excited and everything.Congradulations I'm one year older,now what?
    KindaCrazy KindaCrazy 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    So my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks

    and it's probably the most miserable day ever. My parents try to make it special for me and they're wonderful but it's hard when you have no friends around you. My parents try to do their best but I feel that there needs to be a balance. I'm not asking for like 60 people to wish...
    inanotherlife95 inanotherlife95 18-21, F May 28

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    My Birthday

    My birthday,Celebrate,No way,My business,No one else's!
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Oct 11, 2012

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    Just Another Reason For My Life To Be Less Acceptable...

    and normal. Because when you hear of a 26 year old who is single, has no friends, no social life and still living at home, it is somehow that bit worse then hearing of a 25 year old in the same situation. I cried on my 25th birthday as I felt so old and left behind compared to my...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses May 30, 2011

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    It ended up to be more disappointing

    than I thought. I don't even want anything, just a little thought would've been nice. This is my life? How?
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    I Can't Really Enjoy It

    Today is my birthday. I am 18 years old. All my friends, this year, on their birthdays talk about being legal and getting tatoos and piercings and all that but I just dont see the excitement in my own birthday. I've been feeling this way about my birthday for about two...
    jebusjuv jebusjuv 18-21, M Oct 3, 2009

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    I hate celebrating my birthday

    but I always enjoy my birthday, just like I am enjoying it today (: what do you guys/girls think of birthdays??
    MafiasHeart MafiasHeart 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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    Every Day Is Cause To Celebrate

    You might think that a bit too cliche to swallow, I don't blame you if you do. I believe every day we are alive is worthy of a celebration minus the cake. I would be huge if I had cake every day :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Normally, I don't like birthday celebrations

    because i am a lil uncomfortable when everyone is celebrating for me, because I will be like, who am I lol? But I am turning 21 sooon and I am getting a little bit excited but I don't think anything will happen on my birthday. Neither would I think of it as a big deal. Problem...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F Sep 15

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    I honestly don't care.

    I mean I don't want anything I don't need anything so I feel there is no reason for people to make a big deal out of it. And no I will not tell u my birthday. Truthfully the only people who know are me my sister and my parents and immediate family. None of my friends know and I...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    It's not that I don't like celebrating my

    birthday it's just that I'm not bothered about it, I'd be bothered if it's someone else's, like a friends but when it comes to my own then I'm just not bothered.
    PotatoPowerUp PotatoPowerUp 16-17, M Oct 27

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    i hate random people greeting me its just

    so superficial and i hate people acting like they have to make it special. if i'm special that should be everyday not only in a day.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Oct 29

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    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Oct 29

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    So it's my birthday on January the 7th witch is

    coming up pretty fast I'm going to be turning 19 and I don't like celebrating it..my birthday means nothing to me I know some people get super excited but that's just the thing..I've never been excited ever since I was little every birthday of mine I've always just tried staying...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    There's Nothing To Celebrate

    I remember my 10th birthday party my parents had hired the local swimming pool for an hour. I invited every kid in my class over 30 of them and only 8 turned up. The reason the others didn't come because it rained. It rained! Like they weren't going to get wet at the swimming...
    ArtPro ArtPro 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

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    I Will Ensure That My Birthday Is Not Celebrated - At Almost Any Cost!

    The very thought of my birthday causes me great anxiety. I go to extreme lengths to hide it from people. I do not have my birth date on Facebook, but every now and then a family member posts a happy birthday message on Facebook on my birthday, which I promptly delete. The last 3...
    briancanada briancanada 41-45 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    But People Kept Remembering...

    I wanted to keep my birthday secret this year. I never told people at work and I avoid telling people I met. I just don't like all the fuss about it. Besides, I have been isolating myself lately, wanting to spend quiet time with myself. I am far from my family, I deserted my...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F Dec 3, 2009

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    It's Childish

    I don't like celebrating my birthday with party  coz I think I'm old enough for that.  Another reason may be I don't like to much croud. But I like to spend times with someone may be good friends in that day nd I like ppl doing little things (which  may be pretty significant...
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

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    I love my birthday absolutely love my birthday.

    and when its: 10 months i start planning 6 months away i am giving you gift options 2 months away i want to know what you are getting me. 1 month away and i can't wait. 2 weeks away and you cant find me. the world is wrong people are annoying and my birthday is looming...
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I hate making plans for my birthday

    because it never turns out right. Someone always ditches me or makes me feel insignificant on the one day of the year that should be special. My birthday is in less than a month away and all I want is to be happy and for this anxiety to go away.
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 26-30, F Oct 28

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    Been that way for a long time.

    When I turned 18. I organised my own party. It was pretty good. My parents didnt see the point of celebrating an 18th. They thought your 21st more important. But by then I'd left home and was busy working away from home. Next year I'll be 50. Was thinking about having a bit of a...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 28

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    My birthday was awhile ago.

    August 7th. Birthdays are always boring to me. The best part is definitely the presents. And picking fun at people who didn't remember your birthday so they feel bad and usually give you more presents. Yep. That's fun too. :)
    JayyPsythe JayyPsythe 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Oct 28

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    Celebrating My Birthday Is Totally Against My Goal Of Staying Low-key In Life.

    This is how I understand birthday celebration:Pros: 1. You get to hang out with friends (But this is what we do every regular day, not just birthday, which makes birthday not special at all.Cons: 1. It bothers my friends and wastes their time. (They have to come to see you even...
    uesugi uesugi 26-30, M Oct 17, 2012

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    I hate being reminded

    that I am one year closer to that big ******* hole in the ground.
    MomsAgainstBombTrains MomsAgainstBombTrains 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I have the "wonderful" gift,

    of not wanting anything for my birthday. I'm perfectly happy going about my life as if the day never existed. This probably comes from the fact that I dont believe in time as society accepts. And that I gont like the notion of "modern society." Emerson and Thoreau would...
    Wolfofthewood Wolfofthewood 16-17 Oct 29

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    Yup.... Like every year, it's like a curse reminded. My birthday is Dec 23 and I'm usually forgotten & I never celebrate it anymore. When I was married, we did but now the last 7...
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    My birthday is just a few days away... and I really don't feel like celebrating birthdays since a past few years. I hate the unnecessary attention I'm given, I know people don't...
    Akshyu Akshyu 18-21, F Dec 13

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    I got birthday spankings growing up at home and school. Always looked forward to them and it never seemed like my birthday until I got it. I don't know who came up with the idea to...
    HorseAngel33 HorseAngel33 36-40, F Dec 20

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    Okay, we met just over a week ago, and we've grown close. I go to an all boy's school, and she to an all girl's and we just met up yesterday for pizza. She actually got me a...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I normally just have a small sort of celebration with my family. I haven’t celebrated my birthday with my friends since my 9th birthday. It was the best birthday ever, too, so...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I am so glad to be celebrating my birthday today. This is a terrific day to reflect on all that is wonderful in my life! Have a terrific day, everyone!
    FocusOnPlan FocusOnPlan 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today is my birthday... And every year it gets more depressing, not because of some superficial dislike of having aged . I completely love my age!! But because for just this day I...
    Jadelicious Jadelicious 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    Happy birthday to me! Haha. Gonna hate tomorrow though
    ilovepie12345 ilovepie12345 13-15, M 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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