Birthdays and What They Actually Mean

I’m writing this post because a lot of people (Google) seem to have an issue with understanding what birthdays actually are.

Their own definition is…

A birthday is the anniversary of the birth of a person or an institution. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with gifts, cards, a party, or a rite of passage.

Two words are missing. Living and Existing. A “living” person and an “existing” institution.

Birthdays are a celebration of life. If you have 5 birthdays than that means that you have been alive for at least five years.

If you die at the age of five then you will never be able to have a 6th birthday. You know…because you are DEAD.

Google loves to put up a birthday celebration honoring a particular figure in history. The problem is that they are usually dead.

It is impossible for any of these people to have birthdays past their death date.

For example, Princess Diana is not 56 years old. She only ever made it to 36.


Mike’s List of Absolutes

Your hair and your nails are comprised of your DEAD cells. Therefore, neither one can be considered “Healthy” by any measure.

Birthdays are a way to measure LIFE and not DEATH. That being said, you do not have birthdays after you die. You may have an anniversary of your death but you cease having birthdays upon death.

That's all I have so far. This list may change at any point.

That is all.