basically it's miserable and I feel terrible

Coming out as asexual is a bit like this:
  • Other person: So, what do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Me: A writer.
  • Them: Hahahaha, that's hilarious.
  • Me: ????
  • Them: It's a good joke, what you just said. *wipes tear of mirth* Aha. Writer. Ha, yeah.
  • Me: But... I do want to be a writer.
  • Them: Don't be silly, you want to be a lawyer.
  • Me: No, I don't.
  • Them: Yes, you do. Everyone wants to be a lawyer.
  • Me: Clearly not, since I don't.
  • Them: But how do you know if you haven't tried being a lawyer?
  • Me: I think most lawyers became lawyers because they were interested in it. I am not interested. I'm not going to sink tons of money and years of my life into doing something I don't want to do.
  • Them: You'll want to when you get older. You just aren't mature enough to understand yet.
  • Me: Uh, yeah, I think I'm old enough to know by now.
  • Them: Well, maybe you just haven't found the right law school yet.
  • Me: No, you don't understand, I'm not interested in law school at all, it's not a matter of finding the right-
  • Them: You never know. A woman's hormones change over her lifetime.
  • Me: ????????????
  • Me: What does that have to do with anything?
  • Them: You never know.
  • Me: Stop saying that! I don't want to be a lawyer, I want to write.
  • Them: That's so unnatural. Law is a basic human need. I feel so sorry for you. Writers have terrible pay, you know. Being a lawyer is so much better. You'll change your mind. You'll be broke and miserable if you don't, you poor, pitiful being.
  • Me: ............
  • Them: So, do you masturbate?