The 17-year-old shared his “dramatic” family argument on Reddit’s AITA (Am I The A******) forum.
In his post, the teen explained
a problem he had “begged” his
parents to fix for the past eight years.
That problem, which the Redditor said he wanted his parents to help fix before he would agree to finish school, was a “pretty big” mole on his face.
The teen added that his doctors had suggested removing
the mole, which is around 1.5 centimeters (0.6 inches) in size,
as it could become cancerous in the future.
But the teenager’s parents disagreed
with that solution, saying that his anxiety
over the blemish was “all in his head”.
That response led him to tell
his parents he would not finish school
until they changed their minds.
“I simply don’t think I can mentally
take going back to school with all this
anxiety after quarantine,” he wrote.
Users poured in with comments from across the board, as many seemed to disagree about exactly who was in the wrong.
“If it’s a potential health risk and not
a financial burden, of course you’re
[not the a******],” one user wrote.
“To tank his education rather than wait a year until he’s a legal adult and can do it anyway is ridiculous,” one user commented