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20-Year-Old Internet Star Doesn't Talk To His Family Because They Are "Irrelevant" As They Don't Have Social Media Followers

Date October 8, 2019 18:57

There has been a lot of talk about millennials and their priorities. Thanks to this booming social media era, many people that fall within this group are finding more and more on during the internet.

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With such terms as insta-famous, Instagram model, YouTuber, internet sensation, etc, it's safe to say that many millennials tie their sense of accomplishment and their goals to what social media represents for them. But does this mean it's okay to turn one's back on things that aren't social-media-related? For this young man, it seems so.

Too cool to care

When 20-year-old Larz gained sudden internet fame, he apparently concluded that this meant nothing else mattered, including his family,

Larz was shot to the social media spotlight after one of his videos went viral. While on Dr. Phil's show, he revealed that he no longer talked to his family, including his parents.

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In his opinion, his family was "irrelevant" since they didn't have social media followers as he did. When chastised by Dr. Phil for not talking to his own mother, Larz replied:

Can anyone tell me what I would talk to my mom about? She’s not going to be making me relevant.

We can't imagine this is something any mother will love to hear from her son.

Dealing with being estranged from your child

It's possible for a parental relationship with a child to be strained when they become adults. But what do you do when your child cuts you off?

According to EmpoweringParents, one thing you mustn't do is to cut them off in response. Don't stop reaching out to them and letting then know you're always there.

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Sometimes the estrangement could be temporary in which case, all you need is patience. However, make sure you have support during this time as it can be tough when your adult child turns their back on you.

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Being a parent can sometimes be tough. But constant love and understanding go a long way.