My Birthday Is A Life’s Paradox

Day 285/365: It’s a life’s paradox, my birthday…

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It’s my birthday on Monday. I don’t usually say this, but I feel like birthdays are given way more credit than they deserve. I mean, we all fear growing old and going nuts someday because of it, yet every year, when our birthday comes up, we celebrate and get drunk like we just won the lottery.

I do celebrate my birthday. I do take my friends out for a very nice lunch. I do have some beers with them afterwards. In fact this year I’ll do a double celebration, one at home with some friends and relatives, one away in town with another bunch of friends.

It’s all fun and amazing, of course. I do enjoy presents, go figure!

The idea is, I just think birthdays are the ultimate life paradox, just as I said above. You fear death, which is both natural and unnatural. Yet when you get one year closer to is, you celebrate this “progress” with booze, overpriced cake and maybe a short trip if you’re a travel addict like myself.

Life is so fun, it doesn’t even care about these paradoxes. Life is life!

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