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I Dont Like Celebrating My Birthday

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    What's the Difference...

    I'll be 20, but there will be no celebration, cards, or calls. They always forget. Come February 11, my first day as no longer a teenager, it will cease to matter to everyone. What's to celebrate when I can't celebrate with people I care for?
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    I Just Want a God Damned Hug For My Birthday.

    I hate the sing song "Your birthday is soooooooooon~~~~" Yes, I know. I KNOW. I rarely have good birthdays, so I don't look forward to them. I'll be 20 next month. Great. Fantastic. Another year closer to wrinkles and SSI.
    snokat snokat 18-21, F Nov 3, 2007

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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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    Pointless

    Birthday's are seriously pointless. Other than being able to legally do things, there really is no point. Why don't we celebrate the day our dad got our moms pregnant? That was obviously a much more exciting day.
    Captainwinky Captainwinky 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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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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    It's Pointless.

    I never do anything and I never feel special. It's just another day that makes me more upset than others because it's supposed to be good; I still get my hopes up over it and it always lets me down.
    esclave esclave 16-18, F Nov 3, 2007

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    Birthday Blah's

    When I was younger I always wanted to have a big party with all my friends.They always ended up kinda lame. For my 16th birthday my mom had a surprise party for me. I found out beforehand, but didn't let on that i knew. I was so excited! To my surprise she had only invited 3 of...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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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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    Its Always Bad

    In recent years i find myself dreading it more and more. This year i tried to emphasize that i did not want to do anything after last years disaster... Now i am 3 days away. Every one around me has pressured me to 'do something' because i am turning 18. I chose something i...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Dec 30, 2008

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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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    Today Is My 21st Birthday.... Great.

    How time flies. I've always dreaded birthdays because for as long as I can remember all of  them were usually a let down or not what I expected. I have relatives call me today who wouldn't call me for anything otherwise, so it just makes things...
    Stillunknown Stillunknown 22-25, F Jul 9, 2009

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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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    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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    It's Disappointing

    I used to like celebrating it, when I was younger. Now I really don't. I tried throwing parties and everybody promissed me they'll come, but hardly anyone shows up. Last year even my best friend forgot about my birthday... and said I was over-reacting when I got mad at her...
    whatsername whatsername 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Dreaded Day

    I start dreading my birthday about two weeks before it arrives, when every now and then you hear someone mention it, or ask "so what do you want for your birthday?" I try to spend my birthdays as alone as possible. Most of my friends and family have come to accept this...
    TCat TCat 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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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 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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    Nor Do I

    I see no reason for others to make a fuss.  I didn't do anything special--my Mom is the one who deserves the honor on my birthday.  After all, nurturing your potential child through pregnancy and then giving birth is very hard work.  I say we should all honor our...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F Feb 16, 2008

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    Whats to Celebrate?

    I have never liked birthdays - when I was a child my brother ruined EVERY single one of them, it was the same every year, just because he was jealous. He would beat me up or break something of mine, he just couldn't allow me to enjoy it and be happy. Now I just have got used to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jan 27, 2008

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    Why I Hate My Birthday

    To start with I have never been good enough add to that the fact that I don't remember birthday parties. I do remember having to make my own birthday dinner and my own cake. The kicker to all this lovely birthday crap was on my 17 birthday having to tell my parents I was pregnant...
    pleasejust pleasejust 31-35, F May 1, 2011

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    Pretty Much... Yeah

    Growing up my birthday was never a red-letter day for me... sometimes there would be presents- sometimes we'd be too broke .... every effing year my dad would take me and mom to the golden corral to eat... not because i liked it- but because that was the only restaurant that we...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2007

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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

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

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    One Month Away.

    Yesterday, I realised that my 19th birthday is just under a month away. I hadn't even realised it was so close until I looked at the calendar the other day. I'm not excited about it. I'm not happy about it. I'm not looking forward to it. Why should I, when I have no friends to...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 15, 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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    lifeislife12 lifeislife12 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    fridaygirl fridaygirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    IT'S MY BIRTHDAYYYYYYY!!! I'd love to get some birthday wishes! Leave me a message and I'll be sure to thank you. And BE HAPPY, It's my birthday.
    lovemattie lovemattie 16-17, F Mar 26

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    justformylove justformylove 18-21, M Apr 7

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    aqualeaf aqualeaf 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    flipper1966 flipper1966 56-60, M Apr 14

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    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    March 2nd is the day I was born, I know that I share the same birthday with dr.Seuss. Who else has a birthday on March 2nd?
    123me321 123me321 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Guys who else shares my birthday 14 march? And just so you know we share our birthday with Albert Einstein :)
    bosslim bosslim 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    My birthday is November 17th! Does anyone share my birthday?:)
    Jessoka Jessoka 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Missmayicx Missmayicx 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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