Maybe it’s stupid, but I just wanted to say - I grew up with very supporting parents and took it for granted, and today, at the ripe age of 35, I just discovered my dad actually thinks I’m a loser, and idiot and a selfish bitch who’ll never amount to anything and doesn’t know what love is. And even if technically I don’t need him anymore, because I’m not a child, it’s still unsettling and wrong and it hurts - a lot. So I guess - really, all the kudos and all the hugs to anyone out there who had the shitty luck of hearing those things (and worse) when they were much younger - I’m now having a glimpse of what it means to move into a world where your parents don’t have any consideration for you or any trust in your abilities and opinions, and I can’t imagine how hard it must be to push against something like this as a kid - the determination it must take to love yourself and become your own person and follow your dreams despite what your parents think of you. Really, guys - if you grew up with abusive parents, you’re goddamn heroes. So much respect for you.