I find the term ‘loser’ inherently objectifying.

I agree the term ‘loser’ is a catch-all that’s rude and objectifying. But in this case, I don’t think it’s money/rat race thing as much as the substance abuse issues. As she addresses towards the end of the piece, if one feels helpless towards the effects of parental substance abuse as a child, and then is later attracted to people with these same issues, it’s mainly the unhealthy cycle of replaying the trauma of the past but hoping for a different outcome.

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