My Birthday

April 29, 2011 BY danariely

So, today is my birthday and this year it is also the wedding day of prince William and Kate.

How do I feel about this?  Well, there is some interesting research showing that when kids have their birthday on a special day (Christmas, new year etc), they are likely to feel less special and suffer in terms of their confidence and social fit.

I was wondering if this would also happen to me, but then one of my friends made me realize that I need to be less selfish and also consider how this joint celebration might affect the well-being of prince William and Kate.

I do hope that they will continue to feel special despite the selection of their wedding day.

P.S I met the Duke of York earlier in the year and I asked him if the timing of this wedding means that I should be invited – but surprisingly he said “no.”