I am a college student who just finished his freshman year. From the moment I got home, I torrented several seasons of some anime and started watching it 24/7 like I was on a mission to finish the series (I was). My dad doesn't like me doing this, and figures it's a waste of my time and tries to limit my time watching it. He doesn't understand the reason behind it (it's because it's summer and I have nothing better to do during the summer (I start working next week tho)).
Some background info:
My father grew up in India. He didn't have what I had because he had a widowed mother (when my father was toddler), and their financial status wasn't exactly on par with middle class, but it wasn't lower class either. My grandmother had to work to pay for my dad's education. So, basically, every waking moment in his teenage years was geared towards his education.
My interpretation of his teenage years with a widowed mother is this: He grew up without a paternal model, and with a mindset of a singular parental force who had no check/balance (his dad).
Whose side would you pick? Do you think my dad is in the wrong, or am I?
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GFX card specs:
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Here is the link to the letter (it's a poem).
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Links to screenshots of AMD Overdrive:
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I'm gonna use it for gaming and CPU-Intensive tasks
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