But it's more that I'm the only white sheep in a family of black sheep.
It's hard to find common topics at family gatherings when all the other people my age there are drug addicts, felons, had 3+ kids before they were done being a teenager, have never made more than minimum wage, etc.
Every time I go to a family even I'm mocked and insulted for hours with comments ranging from "You eat like an animal, you'll never have a girlfriend because you're too embarassing to go out to dinner with" to "Can you stop implying you're a murderer, you're making us all very uncomfortable."
The former was a commentary on the way I hold a fork, the latter was a story I told from work, because I'm a forensic anthropologist. Moral: fuck family, you owe them nothing. That little voice that tells you to see them and care for them while you still have a chance? Stifle it, and excise them from your life.
I'm the most attractive person who my family knows about least. Thinking about it it seems pretty cool but they're all religious fundamentalists and I haven't spoken to family besides mom and NEET brother in years
I was your typical angry, rebellious punk teen, before going full shut in. So I really make an effort to be unimposing and polite, to the success they're not outright frightened of me, but yea everybody knows there's something wrong. And it's awkward.
I have a couple of older cousins who's lives fell apart, too. So it's nice that I can hide in the shadow of that.
>>26318072 Being in a relationship does not make a well-adjusted person. My cousin is bipolar and can't maintain a job and she constantly gets in scratchfights with her siblings and mother. But she's been in a relationship for as long as I can remember
When we go to family gatherings, she's the black sheep and no one gives a fuck I don't have a gf
>>26318119 >Being in a relationship does not make a well-adjusted person.
You write that as if there's a lot of room for doubt? Hell, most of the time they are incompatible. I perceive most couples as woefully co-dependent.
>I can't stand being alone >I am, therefore, not well-adjusted to being alone
Ever read Sirens of Titan? There's this businessman character who wins every single negotiation just because in his head he constantly reassures himself that his opponent is deeply dissatisfied and wants nothing more than to end the negotiation and go home.
Pretty solid idea, not completely unrelated to 'Wizardry', your powers wouldn't be 'beyond mere mortals' but you do tend to develop a lot of insight into human flourishing, relationships and how they're related.
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