The Problem with Role Models

Careful what you wish for.

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A while ago, a friend sent me a strange message. A concerning message. In this message, they mentioned wanting to be me. And though that was just a passing example to make a different point, I was shocked. Because that’s a terrible, terrible thing to want.

On the surface, things look great over here. I’ve got more than enough to survive, I’m…