If I won $25,000...

That's absolutely crazy.

Yeah. I fucking get it. I didn't know any better at the time. NOW I DO. I'm 31 years old. I promise you, I know A LOT more about finances than I did when I was 18. I. DID. NOT. KNOW. ANY. BETTER. What am I supposed to do? Go back in time and inform past-me that I was being stupid in assuming the money would always be there and everyone's health would be fine forever?

but stop trying to use your family's economic status as an excuse for your own stupidity.

I'm sorry that, at the age of 18, I was not big on common sense. I'm sorry that I was 100% focused on art rather than the normal shit I should have been focused on. I'm sorry that my mom did damn near everything for me, leaving me completely clueless for most of my young life. There is NOTHING I can do about past-me being ignorant and making bad decisions. Incidentally, I fall into the "highly gifted" category in terms of IQ. But if it makes you happy to think I'm just plain stupid rather than make the effort to consider me with a little nuance, go ahead. Far be it for me to tell you what to think.

You called me a shithead. Don't be mad that I insulted you back.

You are berating me for mistakes I made in the past, have NO control over now, and have been suffering under the weight of for upwards of 10 years. Am I supposed to praise you for this? Am I supposed to fall down at your feet and thank you for your brilliant wisdom? Yeah, I was a dumbass 18 year old and I didn't know shit. Why do I deserve to be shat upon for the dumb shit past-me did? Let's hear your doubtlessly brilliant justification. I'm sure I will be swept away but your ineffable logic and magnitudinous wisdom. Let's hear it. Why are you continuing to lay shit on me for crap I did in the past?

Hey, ya know, here's a thought- why don't you offer some advice instead of treating me like shit. That's really what I was hoping for all along, not anyone's useless pity.

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