Why can’t I catch a break? Why can I never catch a break?
I don’t have the money to afford the bad luck I have.
My mother tried to console me, she said, “I think you’re still young, I think you still get in a hurry and you get ahead of yourself trying to do things on top of things and you try to make room for other things and accommodate everything.”
Or something like that. That’s not what stuck.
She said, “In ten years you could be the greatest man on Earth, but right now you’re just 21 and making mistakes as a young man.”
I can’t afford mistakes. I can’t.
Mistakes don’t pay off the college debt I’m incurring.
Mistakes don’t pay the rent.
Mistakes don’t transport me to work to make money.
Mistakes don’t buy me a social life.
Mistakes don’t make me the greatest man on Earth.
I just want to curl up on the couch. I want a pretty girl to curl up with, to console me and try and make me happy and just cuddle with me.
I’m lonely. I’m lonely in my essence, I’m lonely on the level of my soul. I just want someone who will ignite and awaken something inside of me, I want someone who will make me feel something.
I haven’t felt in so long.
I don’t expect to feel in even longer.
I can’t afford to feel. It wouldn’t be fair to the other party. I’m not in a place where I should be feeling, I’m in a place where I need to focus on me and getting myself right, I can’t afford to think about another person and care for them.
It wouldn’t be fair to them.
I just want the real thing.
I just want a break.
Why can’t I catch a break?
Infographic of the Day: Four Basic Aspects of Being a Bro
Do you know your bros? NPR has gone above and beyond in their attempt to deconstruct what constitutes this broad epithet, creating a helpful Venn diagram charting the four main types of bro: jocks, stoners, dudes and preppies. According to the “Bro-Map,” eleven-time Olympic medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte is the ultimate bro in the entire world with the most versatile range of bro-traits.