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Dear Terminally Different's Dad's Daughter

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Added: Sunday, June 20th 2010 at 8:59am by TerminallyDifferent

Happy Father's Day! What was it like having such an intelligent, scholarly father like yours?

What father? Seriously, my dad was nothing more than a sperm donor who stole money from my mother. This wonderful, upstanding white collar lawyer from Harvard had a history of being a dishonest piece of crap from the start, and as far as I'm concerned he never existed. He may have existed for his first wife and kids, but not for me. And as for the rest of my phony socialite family, they can go to Hell along with my dad. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go back to my room, turn off all the lights, and listen to my trusty CD of Neil Young's "Tonight's The Night" for the second time today. Then later on I'll go to the bar and get almost as drunk as he used to when I was a kid. Let the world go to Hell, because I've already been there. Thank you and Happy Father's Day to you too.

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What a sad story, TD.  I'm sorry you had such a horrible childhood.

Actually, I was more of a little adult when I was a kid. But thank you very much for the consolation, as many others react pretty coldly to people pouring their hearts out in such a manner. Life has certainly been weird, but at least I obtained the ability to write out of it. Thank God for blogging, huh?

Unfortunately, many attorneys are 'dishonest pieces of crap.'  Not all, but a lot are.  Also unfortunately, many children who come from family situations like that, have to grow up quickly, and don't get much of a childhood.

I don't think most people react coldly to people pouring their hearts out...altho of course, some unfeeling, unsensitive types do.  Of course, I'm one of those people, that people just somehow know they can talk to about anything.  Total strangers come up to me on the street, pouring out their problems, because I "look like somebody they can talk to." 

Sometimes writing can be very good therapy for working through those issues.  Oftentimes it's easier for me to write out my feelings than to express them verbally.  So just keep on blogging!  It's good for you!

Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm one of those people who cares less and less what people think about my personal life, especially since 90% of it wasn't really my fault. Being born in a family of great expectations leaves you little room to breathe, so sometimes you just need to scream...

I had 2 parents that never should have married each other let alone had children but I 'divorced' them when I was 16 and stopped blaming them for everything and anything when I hit my 30s--and then I became GreatMartin!

That sounds... well, GREAT! Seriously, though, it takes a while for a person to truly come together as their own. Our culture puts so much emphasis on perfection, so that leaves out so much insight that real people can use. It's almost a collective madness we all have that lures us away from what everybody needs in life, which is to accept ourselves as individually flawed beings with our own separate gifts.

That's what I said in my profile! {#basic-laugh.gif}

I'm pretty sure there are more of us that had DISfunctional growing up years than Beaver Cleaver families, and we carry those scars throughout life. We just have to try and not repeat the same mistakes when decision making in our own lives.

I have found blogging quite interesting. Some people treat it almost like a diary, telling "strangers" every detail of their daily lives, while others seems to open up only a small portion.....and some you'll never know anything about.

And believe me...even those in society who try to emphasize and sell us perfection so much are FAR from perfect...it's just not realistic. Only a fantasy, but as you pointed out...I think each one of us has something to offer society and friends.

Yeah, I know what you mean about the selling of perfection. Not as many absurdly unnecessary products would seem like "must-haves" if we weren't so insecure as a people. Not too long ago, teeth whitening and plastic surgery were for movie stars and the absurdly rich. Nowadays, people don't think twice about paying to have botulism bacteria injected into their face just to fix one wrinkle.

You're right. It's amazing the lengths people will go to as their "imperfections" start to show. I've read about, heard about, and seen on the news WAY too many lives that end too soon one way or other, so I've never been one to worry about aging in any way. I'm always happy to see another year come and go....regardless of the physical changes that start creeping up on you over the years.

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