these continue to puzzle me all the time.. first of all i need to know y pple give gifts on birthdays??
is it gratitude?? social networking?? is it a symbol of love??
i hate gifts for 4 reasons:
1. the decision of wat to give as a gift..
2. the amount of money to be spent on it..
3. the answer to the question whether we have given the proper gift
4. my philosophy
i always portray gifts as evil.. the reason is that this whole gift giving tradition contradicts to the very definition of friendship or love.. for a long lasting friendship or love.. there shdnt be any expectations between the 2 persons involved.. on your bday.technically speakin.. u shdnt be expectin anythin other than love.. coz best friends hav this understandin n it need not be conveyed through a stupid non living thing or crazy living thing(pet animals).. wenever pple give me a gift.. i feel like they r saying
"u totally forgot about me"
"hey.. am ur friend too"
"hope u like the gift n induct me into the hall of best friends"
only acquaintances need to give gifts..best friends need not do that..
i hav my best friends bday comin up in 2 days.. the gang has gifted me with 2 gifts under his compulsion.. so the obvious question.. shd i give him a gift or not.. looks like i will have to break ma rules..