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My Family Treats Me As a Proxy For Their Dreams

I want there to be a new way free of appearances, reputation, and prestige

“I’m really disappointed you’re not becoming a doctor, and it’s really making the whole family upset,” my father told me over the phone about a week ago.

I’m not going to lie that my family’s disappointment didn’t hurt a bit, but I…



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Ryan Fan

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