Eventually he has a mental breakdown.
Pampering leads to a self-centeredness and impaired social interest and leaves the child feeling uncertain because he is excused from responsibility.
He strives to be superior on the useless side of life. It was supposed to be a big deal, but to him it's not. He lies to the woman he meets on the train just so he can have something to talk about, and he lies when he's in a situation that he can't handle by saying that he's just had a serious operation.
He depicts himself standing on top of a hill watching the last important football game of the year. It was "supposed to be a very big deal" and so "practically the whole school except me was there" Catcher.
Holden has been expelled from four such schools. As the younger brother of D. It seems that Holden is a very troubled individual that is having problems dealing with the past and perhaps the prospect of growing up.
He wants to talk but not sure anyone cares to listen. Salinger is a story of Holden Caulfield's growth as a person.