Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Since birth is the basis of suffering such as old age, disease, and death, I wonder if Buddhists should say "Happy Birthday?"
What about "congratulations on another year of cheating the King of Death"?
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)