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I’m not in the habit of giving advice, because most advice is bullshit.  Half the time, the advice giver is just trying to justify her life choices by advising you to follow in her footsteps.  The rest of the time, she’s trying to justify her bitterness by recommending you do something different than she’s done.  Either way, most advice isn’t about you — it’s about the person giving it.

I can’t, however, ignore a plea for help like the one currently issuing from Thought Catalog, where young Kate Menendez just wants to live her life in peace.  But she can’t, because all the poor people she knows resent her for being born into wealth and privilege. Ms. Menendez is “tired of feeling self-conscious”…

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