What Is Has Not Necessarily Always Been

I sometimes wonder about the origin of certain things. As kids, we believe that the way things are now are the way things have always been. Take for example birthdays. People haven’t always celebrated this annual occasion, and others around the world still don’t. Different cultures and religions consider this type of festivity as bad as sin.

Early century Christians looked upon birthday parties with disgust. They only showed any type of appreciation toward the celebration of saint name days. Some people only celebrate the birthdays of sacred individuals while some prefer to acknowledge the death dates instead.

Regardless of how or if you celebrate a birthday, what I would really like for all of us to explore is the “why”. And, can you really have your cake and eat it too?



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