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Chenty Abu

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Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 16, 2012

Birthdays are generally rejoiced and celebrated to mark long life, make wishes to come to pass and hope for many happy returns.

Some perceive it as not just a year older but also a year better.

However, I just recently learned that some perceive birthdays as days for grieving. They are of the view that birthdays remind them of a year less in the number of days they are destined to live in the universe. In other words, it is a countdown to their days of life. Could this be true?

What do you think?

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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 16, 2012

I think birthdays are for happiness, because they celebrate us having another year of knowledge, happiness and love. If we spend all our time thinking of the number of days we have left of our lives, we end up wasting the time that we have now. I don't want a minute of my life to go to waste- So enjoy the cake! big grin


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 17, 2012

I think you share same view as a friend I discussed this with. He thinks life is too short to focus on negatives. He feels one should live life happily whilst it lasts.


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 19, 2012

Birthdays are for happiness but it's also a time for reflection. Reflecting on what we have accomplished in life so far and how we could push ourselves for the better, being grateful for everything good that we have in our life such as family, a home and friends, etc. It's pretty much celebrating your milestones in life.


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 23, 2012

-I think that birthday will bring us happiness and a little sadness . because birthday marks that we will add one new age .on that day , we sit around the table to enjoy birthday party with relative , friends .And this day will mark our nature

-In addition , it also brings us sadness that we are more and more elder . but we shouldn't focus on this issue affecting on our attitude or behaviour .This also reminds us not to waste time to do vain things

-Finally , let's respect what we have

This post was edited on: 2012-04-23 at 09:44 AM by: brightstar

This post was edited on: 2012-04-23 at 09:49 AM by: brightstar


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 23, 2012

Regarding this topic, somebody said if one should be sad about birthdays drawing us near the end of lives, then one should always be sad knowing that death will surely come.

But this is not always the case, since we don't grieve over the fact that death will surely come, then we shouldn't be sad on our birth days.

Life must always go on!!!


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 24, 2012

I think that birthdays are definitely for happiness and a time for celebration!
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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 26, 2012

Glass half empty or half full?? Your answer is my answer???smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile


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Chenty Abu

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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 26, 2012

Thats funny! smile


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 26, 2012

I feel that birthday celebrations are bittersweet.

It's a celebration of life and getting older. It's also a time for reflection on the past year, I find.
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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Apr 27, 2012

Sure, I agree with you Kath, bittersweet is the right word to describe birthday celebrations smile


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
May 8, 2012

I definitely look at birthday as a celebration! Like many others have already mentioned, it is a representation of the knowledge and experience that we have gained. For sure it means that we are approaching closer to the end of life, but it does not mean the journey of life is less meaningful. I see birthday also as a motivation to life live to the fullest and do what you want to do, because as we inch closer to death we really should live it up in the mean time!


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Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Nov 19, 2012

Birthday is not to celebrate because you are going to finish your one year of total life. You are going toward old age, My point of view is that there is not happiness felling in this event. It is the wastage of time to celebrate birthday.
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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Nov 21, 2012


Efrain48 wrote:

Birthday is not to celebrate because you are going to finish your one year of total life. You are going toward old age, My point of view is that there is not happiness felling in this event. It is the wastage of time to celebrate birthday.



one question for you alvin;

would you say because death is inevitable, you wont buy new clothes or do anything good in your life?


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Re: Are Birthdays for happiness or sadness?
Dec 18, 2012

Birthdays are for happyness because it celebrates a new chapter in life. Also a chance to reflect where we came from in the past and what to look forward to for the future.


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