Society Is Wrong About Aging: Birthdays Are a Good Thing

August 18, 2014 1:08 PM

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Society Is Wrong About Aging: Birthdays Are a Good Thing

By definition, birthdays are to be celebrated. However, more often than not, society frowns on old age. With facelifts, age-defying serums, and injections, youth is praised while maturation is muddled.

As a child, I grew up counting down the days until my annual party. The day we celebrated me. My birth. My presence in this world. Every year on the sixth of January, I reached a new age. I was a year older, and always figured, a year wiser. Friends were invited, cake was devoured, laughter commence...

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