This place is giving me the Fear.
Begbie always constructed imaginary qualities in his friends, then shamelessly claimed them for himself.
Some tubes surround themselves with psycho mates imagining that this makes them strong, less likely to get hurt by our cruel world, when obviously the reverse is true.
He wonders if perhaps Sick Boy’s success with women is based on his ability to raise one eyebrow. Renton knows how difficult it is. He’d spent many an evening practicing the skill in front of the mirror, but both brows kept elevating simultaneously.