This is who he is.
He’s got a specific affliction. He isn’t going to mellow with age. He will not mature in his job. He will not become more serious.
When things go wrong, it’s not going to be his fault. He’s going to make excuses. And when you start thinking they’re not very convincing, he’ll turn on you. He’s going to say it’s your fault for not working hard, for not capitalizing on your opportunities, for not saving enough.
He didn’t get here on his own. You were set up. His friends told you to let down your guard for the past several years. They told you that it was ok to be unacceptable. Just because it’s hurtful or mean doesn’t mean it’s illegal. Unacceptable became normal. Twenty years ago, you’d never tolerate such rude, unfair, cruel behavior. Now you will.
He will lie about everything even when it appears to serve no purpose. It does have a purpose. He and his friends want to confuse you, make you dizzy, disorient you. That’s how they will get away will taking anything that isn’t nailed down.
He’s going to rob you blind. He’s going to spy on you. He’s going to upend your life and everything you thought was normal. That is because he wants what he wants and he takes what he wants and there will be no one to stop him. Even the people who think they can control him or use him and then dump him will find out too late that it’s impossible. He will have the means and the will to crush them.
He wants to be admired. But as long as the rest of this peers fear him, that’s ok.
Either way, you’re screwed. Some of you don’t know it yet.
If we’re extraordinarily lucky and we join in common cause, we might not have to know.
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