Why My Mother and I Do Not Get Each Other

Mom: Why do you watch this?! It’s so depressing!
Me: I don’t know. I guess I just have this desire to understand people whose lives are so different from mine.
Mom: Me too. Like the Japanese and Mexicans. Not hoarders!
Me: I guess I feel like it’s important to understand other people’s struggles and pain, ya know, and not to insulate myself from other people’s problems.
Mom: Me too…when I meet them. If God wants me to help a hoarder, he’ll bring one into my life.
Me: You won’t know if someone’s a hoarder unless you go to their house though.
Mom: Exactly!
Me: …?


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