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July 30, 2011
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Insecurity Stamp by Mirz123 Insecurity Stamp by Mirz123
"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. :D

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LiberLibelula Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your stamps! They're pleasant to look at, cute and also say the truth!
17005SKAILA Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
using a lot of your stamps.... :D
I am usin allot of your stamps figured I may as well just tell you Haha.
Well, thank you for commenting. I do love to hear when my visitors like my work and use them.
If that is so, then I have a lot of suffering to look forward to.
Aww. Well, I struggle with it every single day. I think it's just be able to cope and still function is the goal.
SparklyDest Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:nod: I feel like this is where I am in my life now, just tolerating the insecurity. And it works for me. :D Awesome quote and great job on the emote's expression. :thumbsup:
Yeah. I really think so many of us can relate to that.
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