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I Dont Really Enjoy Birthdays

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I hope they could remember my birthday

    and whenever they ask me celebrate birthday for them it always remind me of that day when they don't even really care. And I really treasure them as my friends and I always wonder how important or significant I am to them.
    jiassica jiassica 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Hate Birthdays

    1. as a child it was because i was given stuff in front of others after then left it was taken away again 2. my wife was born one day after i was i was on the forth she was born aon the 6th at almost the same time she was born at 4:06 in the morning i was born at 4:10 so we...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Oct 23, 2011

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    Unless....

    They're mine. And even then very little do I enjoy mine. But today is my dads birthday. Before his birthday used to fall on Thanksgiving. But nowadays not so much. But he's in prison so its not like I can have a healthy relationship with him now. Hopefully in the next 20 plus...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F Nov 26, 2013

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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 Oct 31, 2012

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    Do Not Want

    As an assignment in high school I was asked to write my own obituary. I wrote that I died on my 21st or 22nd birthday. Obviously I didn't die but I have to believe that it has seriously hindered my ability to enjoy my birthday(s). I also don't feel like my birthday should be...
    joekamal joekamal 26-30, M Jan 20, 2011

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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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    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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    Today is my birthday

    and I'm spending it mostly in bed.
    versushugo versushugo 26-30, M Apr 27

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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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    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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    My Birthday Is My Gift To Myself

    Although, I don't enjoy my own birthday in the traditional sense. I love spoiling others on their birthday. I enjoy giving presents and making them feel special on their birthday. I prefer taking a few days leave around my birthday and spoiling myself with a roadtrip on my own...
    Easy2bwith Easy2bwith 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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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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    Technically, I Loathe Them

    I have no idea why people celebrate a purely physiological process like the birth of a child.A male and female Homo sapien mate, and produce a young Homo sapien. So what? Thousands of other mammals do that all the time. What's there to celebrate? Of all creatures, we, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 31, 2012

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    I never really enjoy my birthday

    because I never have money to do what I really want. My birthday is in about a week and I'm honestly thinking of committing suicide. I have a feeling I will be alone on my birthday. I've been so depressed that I don't even want to celebrate my birth.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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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 Nov 9, 2009

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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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    Wishing my birthday will arrive

    so It can just pass and be done with! Everyone's so excited except me...to be honest I wish I could be alone on my birthday and not see anyone! It's only gonna be one of those days you wish away!
    Ray1889 Ray1889 22-25, F May 13

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    Never Enjoyed Them

    I really never enjoyed birthdays, or let me say I stop that long time ago... what am I supposed to celebrate?? That I am one year older!!?? I just wish that my coming years ahead will be prosperous, beneficial and joyfull
    meemo70 meemo70 41-45, M Jul 9, 2013

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    ITS Your Birthday Oh Joy

    I just enjoy the fact that I can tell people I am a year older than last time. This year my birthday was so crap I was depressed. Oh well I'm 14 now! :)
    Keelie Keelie 66-70, F Aug 10, 2009

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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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    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'm not really looking forward to my birthday

    which is next week and everyone wants me to make a small party like what for? Most of my friends would ask can I bring my girl as I bring bae, they're going to be stuck to that person the whole time probably making out knowing my friends try probably will! Smh next week is...
    kayboo44 kayboo44 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Related Experiences

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    I LOVE FOOD!! Cooking has become such a stress reliever for me. I really enjoy making these edible masterpieces!
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    A few of the things that I really enjoy: A cup of coffee out on the porch, in the early morning, listening to the birds waking up to a new day. Watching the colorful fall leaves...
    NudistJohnR NudistJohnR 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    I've changed everything about my diet about three weeks ago. I stopped drinking cokes completely (ugh...headaches) I eat lots of fish and chicken breast. I eat vegetables and fruit...
    Niceguy3174 Niceguy3174 26-30, M a week ago

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    Classical (I got that from my Mum), Rock and pop (my siblings all heard a lot of that) religious , and local Israeli music I enjoy Brazilian and Latin music, Greek , instrumental...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    Most of the time, I am a Winter type of guy. The Summers on the West coast are hot and the bugs are everywhere..... the trails are packed with all the people and its almost a...
    whynotdothis whynotdothis 46-50, M a week ago

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    I tend to do this when I am hurting or feeling down. I even do this when I am pissed off at my boyfriend. I guess I do this because I have been hurt so many times that I tend to...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I’ve seen it suggested in things I’ve read that possibly no one can really genuinely know anyone else, as no one but you (the individual) can be present for and...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am kinda a weirdo I love getting into deep conversations with people, whether I know them or not. I like getting high as **** or drunk and talking about **** like the existence...
    Shypie1 Shypie1 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 7

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    I DON"T enjoy the habitual mask of a sour know-it-all ex-hippie. We all choose the ways we present ourselves, favoring some REAL aspects and soft-pedaling (not fighting or...
    MissPriscillaPrim MissPriscillaPrim 61-65, T Nov 14

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    Like loads of people my age I enjoy drinking with my friends blah blah blah. But sometimes I dunno when to stop and end up spoiling things for myself. Like, I went to a festival...
    Ellllx Ellllx 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Girls Spying Me In The Shower Hey guys, before I tell you my story you must know that I`m from germany and my english isn`t perfect. Maybe there some mistakes in my text. Some...
    Mickie19 Mickie19 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey there, EP community! We are a group of 4 people that have been on EP for a while - 3 boys aged 14, 19, 20 and 1 girl aged 22. What's the point/idea of this account? The idea...
    HelpEP HelpEP 18-21, M Nov 4

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    Unless they're offended, in which case I do what I hate most of all and explain myself. Yuck. From then on, I walk softly around the offended and try, try, try not to be my usual...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    Helping others is one of the best dreams one can think of. Someone helped me as well and I was really happy.... how can I forget people like that..they make you feel that you are...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    I'm in a three years relationship with someone who is completely from me. We don't share the same values, beliefs, and we are cultivated differently. We have different family...
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    ultracc11 ultracc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I enjoy my own company but when I want someone around they are pretty much like "screw you selfish *****"! Can't blame them. I really believe in karma. It is a *****.
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    syanaerin syanaerin 22-25, F Nov 14

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    So yeah, I'm Creek. I'm quite proud of that fact. I've experienced racism on a profound level (from simple "casual" racism, to the more advanced refusal of service because of my...
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