I have been wondering about the significance of birthday celebrations. It’s something that has puzzled me for a long time.
It doesn’t make sense why we would always wait a year to celebrate life (provided we want to celebrate life). Why don’t we celebrate life each and every day as we wake up? (provided we want to celebrate life)
As understood, a birthday is the anniversary of the birth of a person. However, we can all agree that no single human being chose to be born; we were made through sexual reproduction. The people who were having sex are arguably the ones who chose to bring us in this world.
Life is suffering and I personally don’t think I would have chosen to be born if I had the chance to choose.
I don’t think we should celebrate our birthdays, I think our parents should celebrate our birthdays because we are the products of their sexual reproduction. We have to celebrate our children’s birthdays.
Think of it this way; why would you celebrate a life you didn’t even create? The least you can do is perhaps keep thanking your parents on your birthday or at any day – they are the ones who deserve the credit.
The moment you realise that you and your partner can reproduce, and the female partner can give birth, that’s the moment you (not your child) should celebrate. It’s your achievement, not your child’s.