Lately, I've been getting a lot of grief from family and friends for my growing interest in and passion of Disneyland. More specifically from my brother. I'm 18, he's going on 25 this month. I've noticed that since he's gotten older he's seemed to have some relative difficulty with dealing with his growing responsibility as an adult and his fleeting youth and loss of time to maintain his own interests. His job is ever-demanding and now, as his boss prepares to pack up and move to Los Angeles he's worried about his future, not to mention worrying about the bill of a new home he's having built this year.
I don't know, but it seems like every chance he gets he pokes fun or questions my interest in Disneyland/Disney. I don't know what his deal is, but he acts as though I'm wasting his time, life, money, etc. Obviously I'm not and I'm spending my own money, time, life, but he always turns to my mom whenever I visit the parks with my friends and complains to her when I go. What's his deal?
Has he just become jaded by his own life, and is envious that I'm still able to have fun on whim and go the three-hour drive to Disneyland just to have some fun when he cannot, or chooses not to because he's tired from work or is saving money?
I would think he'd be happy I'm interested in something instead of doing nothing. I would think that he'd be happy I'm spending my time and money at Disneyland instead of on drugs and alcohol with the wrong people.
I don't know, but its really frustrating and I was just wondering if there were others out there who are dealing with, or dealt with similar grief from others for liking the parks, or having a passion for something that others may not simply understand.
What kind of grief have you gotten (if any) from friends or family for your Disneyland obsession?