You see my birthday has been a quiet one. I've weened myself off several forms of social media across the last few months and I've experienced a sense of freedom from this lack of ties. This year I wasn't bombarded with messages from anyone who received a push notification reminding them that I exist. I received birthday wishes from the ones who mattered. The handful or so of people who I've actually developed stronger relationships with due to the recent disconnection from social media that smothered the real emotions my true friends and family are feeling.
For some perspective on me I'll give you this. I love people and I honestly interact with hundreds of different people on a daily basis. These people however are only present in my mind for the time they are speaking with me and then they move on. I don't write them down and send them all notifications about important events in my life. All that careless filler causes you lose track of the ones that really matter. I'm truly happy with my first birthday without any filler in a long time. A clear perspective is hard to come by in this crowded and cloudy world.
The percentage of people who actually care about what I'm doing with my life is so small I can't imagine allowing a worry about what others think hold me back. If I step out of line with the ones I love they will help correct me and if I go array with all the other people in my life they aren't going to remember once that moment passes.
No one cares, so do what you want!