Ivy League Essay Drama: The Tale of Two Friends, One Mansion and a Pool 🏊‍♂️🏰

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Diply | Diply

We've all heard of the 'rags-to-riches' story, but what if the 'rags' part was borrowed from a friend's life? Meet Sam and our narrator, two friends from different sides of the tracks, bonded by a shared loss. But when Sam, the son of a heart surgeon living in a mansion, writes his Ivy League admission essay about the struggles of growing up as a single parent's child, our narrator, who actually lives that struggle, is left feeling betrayed and angry. 😡😤

The Tale of Two Friends 👬

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The Struggle is Real 💪

material-situation78 | material-situation78

Life in the Lap of Luxury 💰

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The Pain of Comparison 💔

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The College Application Race 🏁

material-situation78 | material-situation78

Privilege and Ambition 🎓

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The Ivy League Dream 🌿

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The Poolside Revelation 🏊‍♂️

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The Essay that Broke the Camel's Back 🐪

material-situation78 | material-situation78

Confrontation and Departure 🚶‍♂️

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The Aftermath 🌪️

material-situation78 | material-situation78

The Fallout: A Friendship on the Rocks? 🤔

Our narrator is left grappling with feelings of betrayal and anger after his wealthy friend Sam's Ivy League admission essay hits too close to home. Amidst the luxurious backdrop of Sam's mansion, the revelation that Sam wrote about the struggles of growing up as a single parent's child, a reality our narrator knows all too well, proves to be the breaking point. Now, with a friendship hanging in the balance and Sam eager to talk, our narrator is left with a decision to make. Will he confront Sam or continue to avoid him? Let's see what the internet has to say about this predicament... 🕵️‍♂️

YTA - You're bitter about your friend's wealth and struggles.

OrangeCubit | OrangeCubit

YTA for dismissing Sam's essay about his single-parent household. 🙅

happybanana134 | happybanana134

YTA - Don't judge Sam's struggles based on his wealth 🤷‍♂️

DingosM8 | DingosM8

Mixed emotions: jealousy, anger, and the importance of communication 🙏

smikeymoose | smikeymoose

Don't dismiss his struggles just because he has material wealth 🤷‍♂️

DisneyAddict2021 | DisneyAddict2021

YTA comment: Money can't solve grief; struggles beyond finances. 💔

Thequestionablemoon | Thequestionablemoon

"Misery-oneupmanship is the stupidest game to play." 💪

Madison--b | Madison--b

Commenter empathizes with writer's struggles and defends Sam's essay 🙌

always_amiss | always_amiss

NAH. Emotional kids with baggage. Sam was insensitive but suffered too. Pain isn't a competition. Apologize and own up. Seek mental health services. 👍

Solid-Technology-448 | Solid-Technology-448

"YTA I'm afraid. Money doesn't solve everything. Sam grew up without a mother, money or no money wouldn't change that." 💰

blindedbythesparkles | blindedbythesparkles

"YTA. Just because someone lives in a big house doesn't mean they don't have struggles too. You don't get to gatekeep on having a difficult life." 💁‍♂️

Relevant-Economy-927 | Relevant-Economy-927

Growing up poor and feeling jealous, but life isn't a contest. Soft YTA.

theFamooos | theFamooos

NAH: Understanding the struggle of having a privileged friend 👏

jsbleez | jsbleez

YTA: Lack of empathy for friend's struggle with loss. 🙅

Dylans116thDream | Dylans116thDream

Money matters: Friend's essay sparks jealousy and heated debate 💰

Stucky-Barnes | Stucky-Barnes

YTA: Your friend deserves an apology for your unfair judgment.

Additional_Day949 | Additional_Day949

INFO: How much money and privilege would it take for you to be okay with your mom's death? 🤔

SeePerspectives | SeePerspectives

YTA for judging your friend based on his financial status 👎

Tami-112 | Tami-112

YTA: Ignorance is not an excuse. Learn empathy, not assumptions. 🙅

Zhansaya18 | Zhansaya18

Empathy for motherless children, encouraging OP to apply for scholarships

hihohihosilver | hihohihosilver

Jealous YTA gatekeeping a troubled childhood 😠

kittykatzen1666 | kittykatzen1666

NAH. Discuss the unfairness together and stay good friends 👯

quiidge | quiidge

Money can't fix everything. Private struggles are often hidden.

shoppingprobs | shoppingprobs

Money makes *everything* easier. Seriously, y'all are trippin'! 💰

Bluorchid2 | Bluorchid2

"YTA for making him feel like he's not allowed to have feelings."

Tarankhoes | Tarankhoes

📚 College admissions: Do essays require a little embellishment? 🤔

No-Personality5421 | No-Personality5421

YTA. Being rich doesn't guarantee happiness. Apologize and show empathy 🙏

Kinyria | Kinyria

Gentlest YTA I can give; see what he says then make your decision 💔

Constant-External-85 | Constant-External-85

Both friends lost parents, apologize and salvage the dear friendship 🙏

scarlettrose39 | scarlettrose39

YTA. Jealousy won't make your struggles any less valid. 🙅🏻

BBW90smama | BBW90smama

Engaging comment about trauma and being the a**hole.

justthegardener80 | justthegardener80

YTA. Bob's finger hurts, but John's arm is worse. Money doesn't negate hardships.

bkfox24 | bkfox24

"YTA for valuing money over lifelong friendships. 👎🏼"

SnowGlowss | SnowGlowss

"Not all struggles are financial. Let's acknowledge the flawed system."

Cranberryberry_ | Cranberryberry_

Don't let jealousy ruin your friendship. Embrace diversity and understanding.

Ok-Statistician-7107 | Ok-Statistician-7107

"YTA. Material possessions can't replace the love of a parent. 😢"

Ok_Chemical9678 | Ok_Chemical9678

Jealousy alert! This comment section is heating up 💨

DarkkiYt | DarkkiYt

Rich people have struggles too. YTA for not understanding.

Mysterious-Edge-4415 | Mysterious-Edge-4415

Educator exposes corrupt college admissions process and challenges OP's anger at nepotism 🤔

No_Rec1979 | No_Rec1979

Wealthy kids, great parents, and one billionaire single parent 🤩

Houstonearler | Houstonearler

"YTA. His struggles are valid too. Don't judge without understanding."

noccie | noccie

The tragic story of a seemingly perfect life hidden in shadows 😔

Buscandomiyagi | Buscandomiyagi

Resentment and bitterness? YTA. Sam was kind and supportive! 🙄

maggienetism | maggienetism

Hypocrisy at its finest: Enjoying the pool but calling YTA 😏

GreenUnderstanding39 | GreenUnderstanding39

No winners in the Trauma Olympics 👏

imtherhoda76 | imtherhoda76

Jealousy won't solve anything, YTA needs a reality check 🙄

ramenbooboo | ramenbooboo

OP's insensitive comparison sparks heated debate about suffering 🤪

jabuegresaw | jabuegresaw

Wealth doesn't guarantee happiness. Money can't buy love and support.

2Boredatwk | 2Boredatwk

Resentment towards privileged friend, but growth and apology needed. 🙏

Last-Weather-3284 | Last-Weather-3284

Don't devalue others' experiences. YTA. 👎

nothatworriedaboutit | nothatworriedaboutit

Gatekeeping: YTA accuses friend of stealing story, defends struggles. 👎

cheddarpoppers | cheddarpoppers

"YTA jealous are we?" - A spicy accusation ignites the comment section.

AdamicAtom | AdamicAtom

Heartbreaking loss: YTA Sam longs for his late mother ❤️

mykindofexcellence | mykindofexcellence

YTA comment: Don't monopolize suffering. Grief is allowed for all.

Alysondra | Alysondra

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