I think the worst thing is having to celebrate another person’s birthday on your actual birthday.
Because you aren’t the popular one.
So your friends wouldn’t have come to your party.
And that would probably be worse.
Because you can pretend that their party is for you.
And you know it will be better than anything you would do for your own birthday.
And maybe they’re not singing your name.
And the cake’s not your favourite flavour.
And no one actually knows it’s your birthday.
But at least you’re not alone.
At least your friends are there.
Maybe not for you.
You can pretend.