Birthdays become less significant the older you get, it seems. Once you’re past the age of 21 people stop caring. Sure, you have your big birthdays like 30, 40, 50 etc., but in between those birthdays are just a normal day where people pay slightly more attention to you and occasionally you receive gifts. I
Over the last couple of weeks I have had people apologising to me because they couldn’t be with me on my birthday, or because they didn’t know what to get me for my birthday. This is absolutely NO problem to me, I don’t expect much. In fact I don’t expect presents from people at all.