So you want to be reminded?

@allknowing (68853)
India
April 21, 2013 7:27am CST
I have not enabled my birthday on Face Book. I do not like the idea of my friends and family being reminded about my birthday so that they wish me. It's a great feeling when people remember you without being reminded. What say?
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6 responses
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Apr 13
It's a great feeling when people remember you without being reminded No doubt about that. But then, tell me who hasnt forgotten some of the important dates of his or her life at least once? And for such occasions reminders come handy. And if this can happen for all of us on our own contexts, why not make use of a feature which reminds others about My special day? I have that feature "on" in FB but still, not many responded last three years I have been there! So And still, I understand as I am quite forgetful with dates.
@allknowing (68853)
• India
21 Apr 13
That is the worst part. Despite being reminded not all wish. Worst insult ever!
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
21 Apr 13
each to his own i say but i love that feature. will all the 500+ 'friends' in my list, how could i remember all the b-days? it's lovely to be remembered especially by those who really remembers without reminding but everybody's busy these days and even with knowledge, there's a tendency to forget.
@allknowing (68853)
• India
21 Apr 13
If one forgets so let it be. I just saw a wall post where she her self is reminding everybody that it is her birthday and despite that out of her 200 friends only 20 wish her! So much for reminders. A sincere wish without being reminded is what I look for. Even if it is just one wishing me I will be happy.
@allknowing (68853)
• India
21 Apr 13
Do you really wish all your 500+ friends?
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
21 Apr 13
hi, allknowing! i make it a habit that if there is a reminder, i greet though not everybody in the list made their b-days known.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
I guess it will be okay if some friends forget your birthday. But someone in the family or so close to you such as your girlfriend/boyfriend or bestfriend forget about it. Then its frustrating for our part. Especially if you never forget their birthday, and then your birthday is forgotten. It's a big slap. But still you have to be forgiving, we really can't tell the things that hinder them from remembering your birthday. But it doesn't mean that they forgot your birthday that they don't care or love you anymore. We must also reconsider some things in order for us to be reminded that we us human beings sometimes forgot things especially if we are too busy.
@allknowing (68853)
• India
22 Apr 13
I still feel no one should be reminded. what matters is someone remembers your day. If you are reminded then it loses its sheen!
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
On the contrary, I disagree with you my friend. Sometimes we really need to be reminded. I presume, you don't remember all your friends birthday anymore cos if you do then you sure had a great memorization. I disagree with you because sometimes tend to forget on things, not because unknowingly such as for example because of too much time focus on something, or maybe you are not good enough in memorizing especially if you are already old. Also,I do believe calendars, notebook, notes, etc..anything that makes us remember things are created because human beings forget.
@allknowing (68853)
• India
22 Apr 13
You certainly can keep your own calendar but not have someone else remind you.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
I did the same thing. And dear friends need not be reminded of it, right? Only then will you know who really means a lot if these friends we know all these years would really be able to remember you even in their busiest days.
@allknowing (68853)
• India
22 Apr 13
I feel it is artificial if one needs to be reminded about birthdays. It is better that one does not wish than do that after one is reminded. And what about those who only keep in touch with you once a year and that too after they are reminded? And if this happens within the family, the less said the better
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
21 Apr 13
It is a great feeling to be remembered with or without reminder. Except my sister-in-law ,parents-in-law ,husband and son, others do not remember me on my birthday.I used to diligently wish some others but people normally are very pleased and say "Kala will always remember these things" but not bother to reciprocate.Obviously it is not important to them.So, now I don't bother to remember theirs.
@allknowing (68853)
• India
21 Apr 13
I too have given up wishing anybody on their birthdays excepting those who diligently remember to wish me. The worst is when people wait to stay in touch once a year and that too after they are reminded. I prefer to keep in touch periodically even though I may not wish my contacts on their birthdays.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
21 Apr 13
Oh gosh I am older now and forget all sorts of things - I even forget to look at FB So now I see no problem with being reminder but my son set up something where we are all reminded about birthdays of everyone in our family and also anniversaries too!
@allknowing (68853)
• India
21 Apr 13
If you need to be reminded then it is better that you forget those special days but keep in touch with each other throughout the year.It has become a fashion these days to keep in touch once a year and that too after being reminded!