My birthday is coming up on October 14th...and normally it wasn't anything special, like any other day. It's wonderful if you have family and friends that surprise you with parties and gifts. Some people don't like Surprises...but it's the thought that counts behind the preparations and the tons of balloons! When we were kids, that was the BEST! The Fun doesn't have to End when your a child. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with planning your own bash either!!
Sometimes not everybody has even that luxury. It can hurt others feelings too...if people forget, not on purpose but if no one says happy birthday. Or how about never knowing your own birth date? ...I couldn't imagine how that feels!