So last night I was trying to think of 3 things that make me angry, just like the prompt said. At first I said, "There's nothing that makes me angry; I'm not an angry person." And that's true. People always walk all over me. I don't get mad. I keep it all inside. But that doesn't mean I'm not angry inside. So the more I thought about it, the more I realized I am actually very angry inside. I am angry that no matter what I do, I cannot please my parents. I mean that. I got a degree from college, but they said it wasn't a high enough degree to make them happy. I got a job, but they said it's not prestigious enough. But it's everything, not just big things. Today I told them I was learning Japanese as my new hobby, because it's an interesting language. Immediately Mom says, "What a waste of time. You should be learning something useful, like Chinese. You will never use Japanese in your life. You are just a big waste." It's been things like this my entire life. When I was young, I couldn't read children's books or juvenile books like Harry Potter without my parents telling me I was wasting time (if it wasn't classic literature, it was pointless). I felt guilty watching cartoons (I should be doing extra homework). I didn't play with friends (they would never amount to anything, and I should only choose friends that are useful in the future). I was very lonely as a child. I felt like a failure by the time I was 10 years old, and that feeling has never gone away. I am very angry about it. On one hand, my parents were very nice to me - they did not yell or abuse me. But on the other hand, they placed such high expectations on me that everything I do for fun now or without a constructive purpose makes me feel guilty. Now I even feel guilty learning Japanese.