Mar 30 2012
Earlier this month I celebrated my 33rd birthday.Â Â While I’m still not ancient I do realize that I am in fact starting to get up there.Â Â I mean I’m officially in my mid thirties now.Â Â Yeah, I just realized that.Â Great.
Anyway, I happened to have had a lovely birthday this year but I wanted to discuss how birthdays evolve and how they tend to get worse each year.Â Â It’s not to be negative.Â It’s just to point out how amazing birthdays were when you were a kid and how much less of a big thing they are these days.
Here are five reasons why birthdays get worse each year….
Facebook and the Internet
I find the whole Facebook and other social media birthday reminders to be funny.Â Â Since the advent of Facebook the people who send you birthday greetings run from flat out funny to creepy to the normal.Â Â I mean do I need a birthday greeting from someone I’m not friends with at all?Â No.Â Â And do I want my friends wishing me a happy birthday on Facebook?Â Probably not.Â I’d rather have a call.Â Â Birthday’s have become less personal because of the internet and that’s no fun.Â Credit to Free Vector on this photo
You realize your own mortality
Every year you get older.Â That’s a fact.Â The last birthday of your life that you enjoy getting older is your 21st.Â After that each year you wish you could take a step back.Â Â Once you hit 30 you pretty much hate the fact you’re getting older every year.Â Â I will be a complete wreck once I turn 40.
Present Ideas are Running Out
I mean what the hell do you need after your 21st birthday?Â At this point it’s gift cards, cloths, tickets.Â Â It’s pretty tough to shop for someone who has already had over 20 birthdays, parties, and gifts.Â Â These days I’m just happy getting a card.
Somehow You Can’t Do What you Want
I feel like a birthday i the one day you should really get to do what you want.Â For a man, the only other day in the year like that is Father’s day.Â But on a birthday it’d be nice to not work, not do anything, or rather do whatever I choose.
More and More Marketing
Every year your birthday is used as an excuse from all those annoying companies you ever ran into to contact you.Â Â Each year you get more and more birthday greetings which are simply disguised as offers.Â Â Once in a while you’ll get a nice card that simply wishes you a happy birthday from your neighborhood Honda Dealer but most times it’s advertising.
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