American Author Zane Gray once stated “I hate birthdays.” Perhaps he said this because he has had a bad experience with birthdays. Maybe he simply doesn’t like celebrating something as frivolous as a birthday. Personally, I concur with Mr. Gray’s statement, I too, hate birthdays. Even though the vast majority of the population enjoy their birthday and most likely consider it their favorite holiday, birthdays do not appeal to me however because of, my past natal day experiences, the annoyance of the annual overhyped celebrations, and my fear of being disappointed again.
The year was 2013 and my 16th birthday was a little over a week away. My mother came into my room and said that were going to celebrate my birthday now because my sister was in town. My family decided to reschedule my date of birth celebration so it could fit in my sister’s schedule, even though she would have only been 30 minutes away if we had celebrated …show more content…
Most people find ways to make everything about themselves anyways, so why do people need a whole day dedicated to themselves? I hate birthdays so much that I even reject invitations I receive from friends. I love my friends but one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. If I was to attend I would be miserable and thus cause other guests and possibly the person throwing the party to be miserable as well. My goal isn’t to ruin other people’s birthdays, it’s to prevent them from having one as terrible as mine.
Seeing as though my 18th birthday is about a week away and people have been asking me what I want, the best present I could get would be if no one wished me happy birthday. I don’t want to relive that disastrous day. To me, it seems more logical to expect nothing and receive nothing, than to expect everything and receive nothing. Because of that experience, the best birthday gift to me would be to act like my birthday doesn’t