Why people long for as many 'happy birthday' messages as possible?I have observed that people go to any extent to receive as many 'happy birthday' messages as possible. They themselves post about their birthdays on social media prompting others to wish them. The 'happy birthday' messages posted by even total strangers to them are counted and felt elated.
I remember that in the past people used to celebrate the birthdays of kids only and grown-ups used to be happy and content only with the celebrations of their kids. But, of late, it has become a fashion to publicise birthdays and accumulate as many 'happy birthday' messages as possible.
I think birthdays are totally private affairs and their celebration should be limited to the family members and closest social circle.
What you say about this?