Hallmark Haves

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The people I despised the most were the "Hallmark-Haves".
They believed in Hallmark philosophy like "you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it".

Their philosophy wasn't grounded in reality. They didn't realise or understand the need for money, connections, and security. They had it all, and humans base their perspective of the world on what they know, so the Hallmark-Haves would assume that we had what they had, but were too miserable to take opportunities, when in fact the opportunities did not exist for us.

The Hallmark-Haves would look at us with scorn. They did not like our miserable non-hallmark faces. They thought that it was our own faults for living a non-hallmark life by being so sad and complaining about how fucked up the world was. Sadness was something a Hallmark-Have could not experience (they considered it a negative emotion and could not share sorrow for their fellow man). Any negative interaction with a homeless person would be washed away after a days work or a fat helping of fiat cash from their ample ATM stores.

"You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it" I heard him say.
I grabbed his face crushing his cheeks and jaw with one hand as I slammed his head against a wall. I powerfully pressed with one hand until I collapsed his face in.
"Well what do you know... you were right!" I laughed.
The unconscious faceless man fell to the floor.

Irish Writer, Poet, & Lover

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