Birthdays are the same as any other day to me - except they remind me that my body continues on its gradual decomposition to death. I'm also an introvert and don't like being the focus of attention.
Having said that I absolutely love being around family and friends (particularly if someone else is the center of attention!) so a relaxed BBQ or meal together with lots of contributors to the conversation and kids playing in the yard is something I always look forward too. I also look forward to family & friends helping each other out as this is another opportunity to get together, support one another, and enjoy one another's company without the pressure of organising big parties.
No.B'days are cool when you're young living with your parents.Then you get all the beautiful stuff that you ask for & so on. But when you're all grown up,working hard for your keeps & you get caught with life cycle there is no fun celebrating your own birthday ,spending your own money to have a party, spending your own money to get the goodies you want.....it's no f...... fun. I don't need to wait for my b'day cos' it's my money & I can spend it anyway I want to. Beside you're getting older day by day ...before you notice it you're 40 & then 50 & your life is ruined. I'd like to meet & kick his ass for saying life begins at 50. At 50 everything start to go backwards..you can't eat,can't shit,can't piss & sex goes out of the window & so on .So who in their right mind would like to laugh & make merry when you're going down the shithole. No I don't f......feel like celebrating my birthday.