I Hate You, Squidward Tentacles

Dear Squidward Tentacles,

Growing up, spongebob was the only cartoon I loved. I remember you being my least favorite character on ‘Spongebob Squarepants,’ as well as all animated cartoons. You were rude and unprofessional, which made me dislike you. You weren’t interested in your job. You only loved playing the clarinet. Your selfishness is the worst thing I’ve ever seen in animated TV characters, other than Stingy in LazyTown. I laughed everytime I saw you in pain and discomfort. It felt like you were not deserved for your bad attitude towards everyone on the show, even those who weren’t celebrities or idols. You were so disgusting that I wondered why anyone made you a part of an episode. You didn’t fit in the show’s world. You were a Debbie Downer.

Now I see who you are. You are that 30-year-old college graduate or still attending college. Despite having a degree, you’re stuck in a low-wage job. Your coworkers are teens who don’t understand the unfairness of this job market. You may have one passion but everyone says it won’t help you in your life.

Spongebob isn’t something you hate, but you do envy his positive outlook. It’s hard to be positive when you live in such a difficult world. While I understand the concept, it was something I didn’t get as a child. He was always happy and you weren’t able to make the same decisions. I have seen a few Spongebob’s and I admire the fact that you endured his nonsense for so long.

Now that I look back on it, I’m very sorry for everything that I thought bad about you and the horrible things that you went through. As a child, you were a horrible person. I now understand why, as an adult, you were always angry at Spongebob.

This letter was written to you in the beginning. I began it by expressing my hatred for you as a child. Then I realized that I didn’t like you anymore. I also hated how you behave now. I wrote this letter because I realized that you are just trying to make ends meet and live your dream. I am truly sorry.


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    Adam Lewis is a 34-year-old school teacher and blogger who focuses on education. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida. Lewis has been teaching since 2004 and has taught in both public and private schools. He is currently a teacher at a private Christian school in Florida.