Despite what you want everyone to believe, I wasn’t handed anything.
Despite what you tell everyone, I didn’t do anything besides work my ass off to get here. Despite what you’ve fooled yourself into thinking, I didn’t luck into something you never had access to.
I hate feeling as though I need to apologize for my success.
It’s as if the world suddenly has this bizarre rule that younger generations can never pass older ones. Like progressing further in life than those before you is a bad thing.
Let me be clear, your age, in no way affects your success, except that you’ve had longer to get there (in some cases, a lot longer). The amount of work you put in is what matters. Your age is just a number- a series of birthdays.
I’m tired of feeling like I something wrong for making it in the world. Why do you think you are entitled to something when you didn’t work hard to get it?
Just because you’re older than me, doesn’t mean you should automatically be more successful. Just because I’m younger and more successful, doesn’t mean I somehow cheated the system to get ahead.
My success is not against you personally. It wasn’t against anyone. I didn’t spend my life trying to make you look bad or show you up.
Just because you feel bad about your life and where you’ve gotten, doesn’t mean you get to degrade the work I’ve put into my own and make a mockery of how I got to the place I’m in.
I just worked ten times harder than you ever dreamed of.
I worked hard to get where I am. I pushed myself further than most people would’ve. I gave up a lot to make it, and I won’t let you take that away from me.
I did what I had to, to make it this far. I did that. No one did it for me. No one handed it to me. It was all ME.
I worked hard early on so I could enjoy my life later. You did the opposite. You enjoyed your life early on and forgot about the future.
I earned my success, and I will not belittle the work I put in to satisfy some old age complex you have.
I will NOT apologize to you or to anyone for that matter.
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