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I Dont Like Celebrating My Birthday

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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 16-17, F Oct 27

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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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    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.
    ExclusivePotato ExclusivePotato 16-17, M Oct 27

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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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    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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    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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    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 6 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    My birthday doesn't roll round

    until next September but I'm dreading it already. See, it's my 21st and apparently according to my family it's a important one. I'm British so we're allowed to do pretty much everything by the time we've turned 18, so I don't really see the significance of a 21st. I hate my...
    someonelikeyou9 someonelikeyou9 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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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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    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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    sillyliz777 sillyliz777 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28

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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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    My Birthday

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

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    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Oct 29

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    Why I Hate My Birthday

    i dont like my birthday much anymore partly because i get crappy presents. but the main reason is that i have an empty feeling inside. which also lead to me not like the holidays. i just wish i had someone special to be there at the family party's cause it feels like all my...
    robotredneck robotredneck 18-21, T Aug 5, 2012

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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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    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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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Oct 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 22-25, F Oct 28

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    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M Oct 28

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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 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...
    dambookworm14 dambookworm14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I will have a birthday on December 15th. I do not wish anyone to acknowledge it whatsoever. it's not just the fact its going to be a BIG number, but probably the biggest reason is...
    Sunbaby1 Sunbaby1 46-50, M Nov 7

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    Yes, I don't like my birthdays. I consider it as one of the worst days in my life. My birthdays were never celebrated. It's not going to be celebrated in future also. Because no...
    Solutionist Solutionist 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Today's my birthday....yay I guess. I sound so selfish but it's because I am. My old friends remembered my bday and I even mended a relationship with my BFF. But I somehow just don...
    alyssagrey14 alyssagrey14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm dreading it. I'll be 22 and I haven't accomplished anything important all year. I feel like you celebrate when something good...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Words alone are not enough to express how happy I am you are celebrating another year of your life! My wish for you on your birthday is you are and will always be happy and healthy...
    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    20.11.2013. Finally the day has arrived. And man, I was counting like forever. Though it still feels like yesterday. Its like birthday to me though even more as I don't celebrate...
    YMITheWayIM YMITheWayIM 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    I will be 24 on the 15th of November, and I am pretty sure that nothing special thing would ever happen on that day. Every birthday reminds me that I am getting older and I am not...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Yay. Today is going to be a great day! Looking forward to celebrating my birthday
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I was at a social event last Friday at a pub with a large group of fellow industry comrades. The company was lovely. Like-minded people who were just sitting back, having a laugh...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My birthday is coming :') 1st week of december when i was a kid i received lots of gifts but as i grow older i dont receive any gifts , my mom always want to give something but i...
    pandafii pandafii 18-21, F 2 days ago

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