Worst part is my mom will hear no criticism of him and he's just her angel despite the fact that he puts her through hell every day and is the most emotionally demanding child with no real regard for her feelings. He is an absolute mastermind at manipulating her and I tell him he's a piece of shit for it and he goes like "OK sorry" and then keeps doing it
Like, has good reason to be envious. I was born into a good family with some level of generational wealth and economic prospects in the wealthiest country in the world! I'm young and healthy and not too self-destructive.
So why I feel gross is bc now I look back on the past year and the various problems that I would get so wrapped up in and I see myself LARPing as someone with actual problems...
I got the vibe last night, in having a long conversation with an uber driver, that he was *envious* of me. Like he has two kids, a wife, is from Tunisia, and drives uber. and he was asking me about my studies and what not and was like "man you have a very good life ahead of you, great things man" but he said it in a way that sounded sad. still this morning I'm feeling gross about the whole thing
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