You are not stupid, Brother, and I do not think you are stupid. [making the distinction is very important here]
[he thinks about the tiny handful of acquaintances he's made, and the mountain of enemies. He is aware that no one loves him at this point. And it wasn't really bugging him until now. He proceeds as carefully as he can.]
This all is for Mother to decide, isn't it? She made us for different reasons. She simply had you first.