Well it’s that time of year again, my birthday. This year I’m 31. Admittedly, that’s a little scary. I don’t mind aging, per-say. What I mind is the idea that people keep track of it, lol. My views on most things tend to be a minority thinking among the rest of the world’s thought process.
Age to me means nothing when it comes to who someone is, yet people still seem to define a lot of who they are or what they do by their age. What’s up with that? I’ve known a number of very young people who have shown far more maturity than their age would normally allow. In the reverse, I’ve known too many older people who’s immaturity has never surpassed grade school. So why bother with tacking a number to yourself?
Of course, as my mum would say, birthdays are a celebration of your birth. The fact you are alive and were brought into this world in the first place. And she is absolutely right. Except I differ slightly on this as well. I have no issue in the least being happy that I was born, or that anyone was born. But do you really need a day to highlight that? Shouldn’t we be reveling in the fact we are alive everyday? Although, even I have issues with being happy about being alive sometimes, lol. The point still remains though. Do we need one day a year for it?
Oh yeah, that’s right… the presents. In a lot of respects most of our celebrations, birthdays or otherwise, have become far too commercialized I think. Don’t get me wrong, I like getting gifts, but again why just on a handful of days? Okay, that sounds a little greedy, lol. What I mean is, if you want to give someone a gift because you love them, haven’t seen them in a while, happy they are in your life, or because they are alive, then why do you need a designated day to do so? I would much rather simply receive gifts just because someone cares, or thought I would like it. Not because society dictates that it’s the right time of year to do so.
(See, I told I was weird. 😉 )
My partner has a beautiful saying, and in closing, I will leave you with that.
“Your presence is present enough.”
About the author Chyina
I’m a Goth/Hippie who loves to try new things and dabbles in anything and everything that I find enjoyment in. That can include but is not limited to, cooking, art, digital design, jewellery making, photography, gardening, nature, animals and whatever else strikes my fancy. I’m an optimistic (occasionally) perfectionist (constantly), who can be very sarcastic (incessantly), but all in good humour. :)