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I Dont Like Celebrating My Birthday

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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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    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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 66-70 1 Response May 13, 2010

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    I always go away on my birthday.

    so nobody can make a fuss. All I need is a Facebook post or text. I have told people that but they don't get it. I am thankful they care but I don't. pretending I am extra happy to please them is not something I like so I go on holiday. which I enjoy. does that make me...
    odamienski odamienski 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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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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    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 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    i used to get sick ALL the time on my birthdays.

    i believed i was cursed. hence being conditioned to hate my birthdays. there's just too much expectations on one's own birthday. like it's measured on the number of people who will remember it, and how you will be greeted, or how big an event your friends or family will make it...
    olahjagger olahjagger 22-25, F Apr 26

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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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    I always invite people months in advance to my

    party. I'll invite 30 or more and the most I've ever had come were 10 and I only knew 4 of them.
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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, 2014

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    I celebrate by watching horror movies

    and hoping that someone will come kill me.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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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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    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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    MrIndeed MrIndeed 16-17, M Oct 28, 2014

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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...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    "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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    I've never really celebrated my birthday.

    I've never had any close friends to have a party. I've never been romantically involved with anyone. So therefore, not too many people to share it with, so I don't celebrate at all.
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Mar 9

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    For as long as I can remember,

    my birthday to me was just another day. Nothing that I think too much about. I'm just living.
    UnbalancedHero UnbalancedHero 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 25

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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, M Oct 29, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 28, 2014

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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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    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Brokenheartedloner10 Brokenheartedloner10 18-21, F Dec 10, 2014

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    I haven't been able to enjoy it

    since my 11th birthday. My dad passed a few days before it and my aunt, who coordinated the funeral, scheduled it for the day before. I know it could have been worse and been on the day of, but I wasn't able to find any happiness that birthday. They have been ruined for me since...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    Everyone in my school gets hype

    when their birthday is near. For example, this girl in my class kept bragging at how her birthday's next weekend. I can't help but roll my eyes when people get so excited over their birthday. Last year, I never had a cake and also was accompany with a crappy attitude on mines...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Mar 15

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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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    I don't like it cause I don't have too many

    friends that get excited and want to celebrate with me. I just suck at making plans and sometimes people make excuses why they can't go. Am I too old for feeling this way about my birthday? I just wish people actually cared. I feel my 20s have always had ****** bday celebrations...
    alostone alostone 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 2 Responses Apr 25

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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 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    I will be a year older.

    Never wanted to be old, fat and bald. Guess I need a diet.
    sonoflk sonoflk 51-55, M Apr 24

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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...
    Brokenheartedloner10 Brokenheartedloner10 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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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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    My birthday is in two days

    and all I think about is staying home overthinking
    wpsiatwiant wpsiatwiant 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Oct 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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