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Why do we celebrate birthdays?

It's just so pointless & turning a year older doesn't really mean anything.

I turn 22 this year & it's not like I'll be a different personor unlock new abilities, so what's the point?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Your birthday is a chance to remember the day that a major event occurred, to celebrate and give thanks and to reflect upon how well you are still alive to celebrate the day you were born. ... Birthdays should be commemorated like a nation honors its birth. Your birthday is more than an occasion to receive a gift.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Rachel cause everyone is special including you, i am 30 is that too old for a 22 yr old?  Let me know ok, would like to become friends if you do

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  • 2 months ago

    And thank your parents for giving you this life!

    • rick3 weeks agoReport

      that is so sweet, your answer, how are you

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  • Uuftk
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    it is a pagan tradition.  very similar to zodiac, and the worship of winter solstice.  it has stuck with people due to the passing down of kin.

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  • 2 months ago

    I guess to acknowledge the birth/existence of a person matters to us. To celebrate your "birth" date, is an acknowledgement that your existence matters.

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  • 2 months ago

    Just celebrating another year of life. a lot of people celebrated their last birthdays without knowing it'd be their last. I take it as a day to reflect and be grateful that while many others didn't make it another year, I did

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  • Todd
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We celebrate a lot of things annually. Basing it on the calendar, a year is a good milestone length to mark the birth of anything, not just people It's no surprise we have annual celebrations practically anything of import. For things really important, we stretch out the occurrence further, to 5, 10, or 100 years. For trivial things, shorter, like once a month. If the calendar was different, so would be the length between celebrations.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because life was more precious when babies and youths died all the time. You are not a different person. But it is a reason to celebrate. The point is to have a good time. Don't be so humbug. I wish I hadn't been that way at your age.

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you dont want to celebrate it, its up to you

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  • Ann
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Then I guess people don't have to get you a gift.

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    • rick3 weeks agoReport

      Rachel if we were friends i would give you a gift, your pretty, i feel, like to get to know you 

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