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I Dont Really Enjoy Birthdays

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    Birthdays Suck

    i hate birthdays and usually avoid them if i can. The day always feels so insignificant and pointless and it never feels good to know that you are now a year older
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Jul 13, 2008

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    A Reminder I Just Wasted A Whole Year Doing Sod All

    Now other people's birthday's, of course they're fun, but not my own.
    rachelx86 rachelx86 22-25, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Another Year Bites The Dust

    I always feel rather ambiguous about the whole birthday thing, but September 11th just keeps sneaking back every damn year. Now I'm a greedy ************, so I do love bleeding my family of their hard-earned money in the form of useless trinkets. My birthday hasn't even arrived...
    kikis2 kikis2 22-25, F Sep 7, 2012

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    Birthdays Are Depressing

    Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm feeling depressed. I hate birthdays. Who wants to be reminded that they are getting old. With every birthday I am reminded about how close I am getting to the big 3-0. I can't believe I am this old. Where did time go. One day I was attending my...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F Aug 5, 2008

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    Im Getting Old!

    I really used to enjoy me birthday each one was so exciting now it seems the more i have the more i lothe them lol i mean im only 24 but it seems like an age lol dont u ever get the feeling ur best years are behind u?
    sammy120 sammy120 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    Still Hoping For Something Great

    I never really enjoyed my birthdays except during my 7th birthday when my parents threw me a huge party with 100 guests at a banquet hall. Other than that, my birthdays were mostly held at home and as always, my mom would always get angry. She always gets angry if it's my...
    neo7773 neo7773 22-25, M Jan 9, 2010

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    Bye Bye

    I used to enjoy my birthday! When it was celebrated that is. The truth is I haven't had a birthday party since I was 13, my dad won't let me have birthday parties anymore because my grades aren't spectacular. I miss my birthday, since I hardly ever get to hang out with my friends...
    NeenaFlame NeenaFlame 18-21, F Sep 23, 2012

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    Why Should I

    I don't like my own birthdays, cos i don't really want to be celebrated for ageing, i'd rather be celebrated for something i tried to do, if at all. I try and enjoy other peoples birthdays, and usually do a pretty nice job too, but i'm happy that the attention is focused there...
    thesamwebb thesamwebb 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    I Am Actuallt Looking Forward to This One.

    In a scence i am happy cuase then it will only be two years till i will be able to move out. happy for that but its just one less year that i will be able to be a kid. I like growing up but i would like to be a kid all my life. Even if im 40 i want to be a kid... have fun ya know...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M Jan 10, 2009

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    24 Today.

    Today I realized that I no longer look forward birthdays. Now believe me, im not whining here. I'm just pointing out why birthdays always leave a bad taste in your mouth after a while (aside from the fact that you are one year closer to death/ not being able to care for yourself...
    THX1133 THX1133 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Blah

    I have cried every single birthday I have ever had! When I was younger it was because my brother would go out of his way to ruin it for me - just like he ruined everything else, I wasn't allowed to feel happy or special! Then as I got older I simply grew used to dreading them...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2008

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    Annual Disaster

    My birthday always coencides with a disaster or event bigger then me of some sort Someone has a heart attack, someone fell off the roof, someone had a baby, someone had surgery, someone went to the hospital,someone forgot to pick me up for my birthday party, someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Its Sad

     This was the 2nd year that I had to work to really enjoy my birthday. I mean I had to constantly remind myself to smile and be happy with what was going on around me, instead of staring off into space and letting sadness take hold of me. Yeah I had fun sometimes but, I don...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    Not Really

    I understand the appeal of birthday hoopla- the celebration of one's birth, giving thanks to the universe for making your existence possible, etc. I think birthdays for some people are an excuse to party hard or spend time alone and pamper themselves. Those are great ideas, and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jun 21, 2011

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    Whoop Di Doo

    I've never had a terribly exciting or fun birthday. I don't know why. They've just always been boring. And more often than not, i find myself crying on my birthday, for one reason or another. Next year is 2-0 so maybe i can make that one a better one!?!
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    This Year's Was a Let-down...

    Yeah, it's my 16th birthday today-woo hoo. Go Sam, right? I really didn't care. I hate drawing attention to myself in that sense of the word, so I just woke up and attended to life as usual. But still, an itsy-bitsy, absolutely miniscule part of me still wanted a good day. Bad...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    Sometimes I like to turn off everything; the phone, radio, tv, except for the ticking clock. I like that. But I like silence and that's not easy to get it where I live. Those noisy...
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    As my work is so hectic the best time of the week is off day and going camping and fishing as it makes your adrenaline soars like a bird when you caugth something big and pull your...
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    I have always heard; being in the moment is rewarding. However, there are few times, I actually am "in the moment." Overall, I have had a great life - I am in college, have good...
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    I'm almost 14. So for some damn silly reason my fûckin father won't renew my gym membership. It was a punishment but I won't go through the details because it's really pointless...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    I just broke up with a gf of 4 years. We lived together for 2 years. She is a bi and she has fallen in love with a guy at work. I am crushed when I caught her lying to cover up her...
    miknat miknat 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    So this is a new experience to me. I read story's about getting groped on buses or in bars, but I never too the bus or went to bars. Until recently. Just turned 21! Lol so anyway...
    Lovelyxx93 Lovelyxx93 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm depressed. And it's really obvious because I changed so much. I used to be really fun and energetic. I was happy and hyper all the time. But I experienced things that I couldn...
    lvyrusl lvyrusl 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I generally try to avoid my friends. Sometimes I'll eat lunch outside or in the library. I sit at a loud table with 7-10 other people. Really have only two people I would call...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    ...especially with a random stranger - it amazes me, sometimes, the depth of conversation with someone you'll never see again - or with someone you previously thought incapable of...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I used to be a music maniac, someone, who couldn't go a day without it until a year ago. I don't know what caused it, but I somehow lost all interest to it and hardly listen to any...
    keetee keetee 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    It was the first real spring day we had today. The kids were out chalking our driveway with beautiful art, the bikes were being cleaned and seat heights being adjusted. The...
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    I do enjoy listening to myself. So yeh. I enjoy funny people :P
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