You are given the chance
to have the all-time greatest
birthday party of your dreams,
but there’s a catch.
When it’s over,
no one will ever acknowledge
your birthday again.
Do you agree to this?
Still, it’s a better than average reason to throw a good party. Except throwing a good party is hard. It’s a special talent many of us don’t have. As a result, many attempts at a birthday celebration just end up making you feel worse than if you hadn’t tried at all and pretended it was just a regular day.
But what if you could be guaranteed ONE epic party? The perfect celebration of your life that lived up to your every single wildest dream? And all it cost was that no one would ever celebrate or even mention your birthday ever again.
Seems like it might be a no brainer.
As small and easy to make as they are, I truly enjoy the little Happy Birthday messages we can now expect to receive in the age of social media. That five seconds of effort–often from people I’ve never physically met–still manages to make me feel good and part of something larger than myself. And I would miss them if they went away.
While a day’s worth of friendly messages probably can’t compare to an unbelievable celebration of your existence, I still have over half a lifetime’s (*crosses fingers*) worth of those days left to live and I suspect that once I add them all up, they’ll create a memory as important as any one major party.
How about you?