Why would someone not want to celebrate anything.
January 1, 2018 2:14pm CST
I have a couple of friends living with me. They had gone to the US four years ago to be with their children who live there. They had trouble with them and came back. They did not know where to stay until they could arrange to buy a house and get their nationality back. I took them in. I have been wondering how is it that they asked me. I did not see them more than 2 times a year when they were here and we did not call each other either. Now that they are here, I find them very different from the rest of the people I know. They don´t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or New Year. Hugo has called his sister only once since they arrived. And Lely has not spoken to her only sister for decades. One of those facts can happen, all of them together is not to understand much. Not by me, anyway. I pity them. Are they antisocial people?
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• Boise, Idaho
There is a religion that does not celebrate birthdays or holidays. I feel sorry for them. To me these times are good excuses to get with family. So I wonder how their family unit is without these added reasons to get together.
• United States
There's nothing wrong with not talking to family, or not celebrating things. Or even being anti-social. those are actually quite normal around here.. but the whole asking to live with you when you hardly saw one another or talked part, that it weird and hope they aren't taking advantage.
They might be just very private people. If we think about it, they don't HAVE to celebrate anything if they don't want to. Probably they don't like to spend money and consider it a wastage to spend it on a celebration? Could be that they have had some bad experiences during celebratory get-togethers that had put them off for good?
They might be. But they wrote to me a couple of months ago asking me if I could have them and I said yes, thinking that they had lost somehow all their money to rent a place. They came and quickly I learned that they were very well to do people. If they stay with me, I think, it can be either for the company or because they don´t want to spend any of it. If it is the first, they should do some things with me. If it is the other, it makes me angry.