Today is your birthday! A day for just you. Return to bed, binge on Netflix, or scroll through your phone for an hour or two!
Today is your birthday. “Me, myself, and I!” Shout it from the rooftops, really, don’t be shy!
Today is your birthday. You can eat whatever you want! Bake up some donuts and post pics on Instagram. It’s all about the flaunt.
Today is your birthday. The mantra: “It’s all about me!” Thank goodness for Amazon Prime, the mall, and Anthropologie!
Today is your birthday. Friends better to post on your wall. Better yet, why not share a selfie; humblebrag to remind them all?
Today is your birthday. Gonna treat yo’self all day. So many presents, too many even for Santa’s sleigh!
Today is your birthday. Start celebrating at once! But wait, why do you just get one day? Can’t it be your week, or your month?
Yes, our culture dictates that it’s our birthday all the time. And really, constant birthdays aren’t supreme or sublime.
Having cake every day makes it less special, making cake meaningless, as they say.
Our “Self-Care” / “Treat Yo’Self” generation reinforces privilege and demoralization, throwing self-control out the door.
“Self-Care” should be a time for moderation, contemplation, and gratitude. That’s what it’s for!
So if every day is “Birthday!”, we should take more time to care. For ourselves and our loved ones. Be moderate and self-aware.
And if today is really your birthday, you can of course have cake, and be sure to share!
But if every day is a birthday, why not turn inward, and take a look at what’s really there?