We do not regard what we know through the senses as wisdom, in Aristotle’s views, that just feeling hot when being close to a fire makes you no different from the animals. So, as I’ve been trying to avoid the ignorance, I don’t celebrate my birthdays, because I haven’t found out the reason why I should.
That day is near, family keep calling to ask if I need some extra things, like some extra money and a birthday present, it seems that it’s still too hard for them to accept the fact even though I showed my stance in my last 2 birthdays. How hard would that be?
If we take a further step and ask ourselves what’s the true meaning of the celebration we’ll probably be choked. Why should we celebrate the birthdays? Why we never celebrate the days people die? Birth is better than death? Can we prove that logically and systematically? Well perhaps you would say that if death is better, then people should be loving it and trying to kill themselves gratefully, but clearly that’s not the case. Yes, but that’s not enough to prove birth is better than death thus you have to celebrate it. Because life is so colorful and fruitful but dying is painful? Giving a birth is painful too. And according to the statistical data, "good life" just belongs to the minority. "Life is good because I choose it to be"? That’s a good point, I choose life to be nothing more than itself, which means, life is just life, upon which the properties and predicates are all artificial, I am here because of nothing, I am here because I am here, what I do now to make it better is just the consequent activity of that "being", I might do nothing and let myself die quietly, which’s I believe the same with the ending of the former one.
"Life is like a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for". So what the hell do I celebrate my birthday for?