I am a 25 year old animation student who is a semester and a half away from graduating with a BFA in Animation. For reasons unknown to me, my family still sees me as incompetent, sometimes like I’m brain-dead stupid, even though I have only ever done exactly what they want for my entire life. Because of this, they don’t truly see me as a person, they see a blank slate that they can mold into whatever they wish. If people continue to treat me like I’m not human, then I won’t be. I will be a vicious animal, filled with rage and resentment. I will bite off arms that keep poking and provoking me into doing tricks for them. They will never tell me to do anything ever again.