My problem is not that I hate birthdays, but any annual day that crops up on the Gregorian calendar. It all seems like such a waste of time,energy and money. I find joy everyday in the things I do, whether its running my business or gardening, excercise and plethora of activities. I find myself forced into awkward social situatiins with friends and family where the norm is eating food saturated in sugars and fat and often putting much hard earned money that could be used in a million other ways much more gratifying. I don't hate the family, or the friends, its the unnecessary need for these events when just simply sitting around laughing and talking is just as memorable. I am doomed to sucking it up for the rest of my life and the bonus resent that goes with it, or simply just vanish on days that i am socially required to partake in?