My 24 yr old brother keeps trying to control me. I'm 18, but I'm smart enough to know what he's doing. He does subliminal crap and I'm tired of it. If it's something I need to know, I'll figure it out for myself. I'm sure the information is useful, but it's the manipulation I hate. If he was just upfront about it, it wouldn't be so annoying. Anyways, Not everything in this world has to be deep and psychedelic like he's constantly trying to preach. The only reason he's doing it is so I will move out with him because he is incapable of taking care of himself. I'm sick of it and I feel like running away from all these control freaks, but I'm practical enough not to. I want to be in control of my life and my thoughts, without him or anyone else trying to push theirs on me. There's a difference between sharing your thoughts/opinions, and trying to make someone just like you. I wish he would leave and figure out his life instead of trying to control mine. I can't do anything with him around without him trying to force me to "learn". If we're in the TV room, he'll put on Ancient Aliens. If he knows I'm on the same floor, he'll blast psychedelic music that "speaks the truth" or play some man ranting about truth and consciousness. If he's not doing that, whenever we talk he always tries to give me some big life lesson. I appreciate it, but I wish he would F off, focus on himself, and let me do my own thing. I'm not his personal puppet experiment. I'm aware of the way the world is and I'm deciding how to live it for myself. I wish there was a way for me to end this. Talking to him about it is useless (I've tried). He either gets offended & defensive which results in a weeklong conflict full of tension or he denies it when it's so clear he's lying because his voice gets different/fake. I don't know what to do, but I can't take it anymore. I might explode soon, which won't help anyone.