Why are people nice to you on your birthday, no matter what?
Why do people even bother?
Why does everyone say, "Have a great year ahead?"
Fake sincerity is SO obvious. And yet every year, we all go through the same ritual. It's probably just another excuse to have fun, most of you would say. But why do we feel the need to create excuses? Isn't the fact that we want to have fun, or eat cake, or give gifts enough? I must say, it's a twisted world we live in.
The need to emphasize the fact that we've grown a year older amazes me, when we're doing all we can to live for as long as possible. Hypocritical of us, don't you think? If we truly think about it, what different is today from tomorrow? You still wake up in the morning, go through your rituals, skip off to school, sleep in class, come back home and sleep some more. And yet, on your birthday you feel special. You feel as if everybody should do as you say.
If you want to feel special, what's to stop you from doing that everyday? People will treat you the way you want to be treated. Pretending that you're special makes you special. If you do it right.
And the whole concept of 'making a wish' on your birthday? I find that ridiculous. Why would any god grant you a wish just because you turned a year older? (especially because there IS no god, but that's a different point altogether)
I don't want to be treated with respect and kindness because I'm old. I want respect and kindness because I deserve it. I'm sure half of you feel the same way. So next time someone wishes you happy birthday, or the next time you cut a cake, think about what it really is that they're saying, or you're doing.