"The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity." ~ Erich Fromm
I was recently reading about a famous actor (he's passed away now). An actress was remembering him, and the thing that struck her most is that when she first met he, he was so shy, and nervous, and insecure. Here was this seemingly outgoing, over-the-top comedian on screen, and yet in real life he was simply worried about fitting in. This struck me. So many artists struggle with this. You look at your art and the art of others and you feel inferior. You don't quite fit in with your peer group, so you feel like an outsider. Insecurity abounds. What I love about this quote is that it acknowledges that no matter how good we get, how popular we get, and how much we accomplish, many of us will still be insecure. The challenge is not getting rid of the insecurity (which is an impossible task oftentimes), but learning to deal with it and accomplish despite it. Definitely a message I need to take to heart.
Kinda happy how my insecure emote turned out.
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