On my dad’s birthday, I thought it would be fitting to write a birthday-themed article. The other night while hanging with some friends, I got to bs’ing and found out my buddy’s girlfriend was born on the exact same day of the same year as yours truly: July 5th, 1982.
“We were different… just like all the other kids.” – Bad Religion (You Don’t Belong)
As humans, we imagine we are unique, perfect snowflakes and completely different from the rest of the masses. In reality, we are all swimming around the same fish bowl called life, together bound by similarities, which we think defines who we are.
Whether your b-day includes cake and candles or binge drinking until you wake up on a roadside ditch, one thing is certain: it’s your day. The world revolves around you on your birthday, or so you think. Truth is there are a lot of assholes out there stealing your thunder on your day to be selfish. Here is a chart I found on common birthdays. If you find out that you’re not as special as you once thought, you can always get a tattoo on your face and stop wearing deodorant – a sure-fire way to stand out in any crowd.