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Apparently, Comfortable, and Community: I feel a like a lot of people think I'm always this happy and funny guy all the time. Truthfully, I'm actually not. There's broken parts in my life that I have never opened up about. I have many struggles, problems, insecurities and questions that linger around and cut away at me everyday. Maybe one day I'll speak about it or maybe I never will at all. Although right now I don't feel comfortable being the mouthpiece for my battles, I also don't want people to misperceive my narrative. The internet makes it ever so easy for me to paint whatever picture I want and show a heightened version of me. It's then even more easy to take that portrayal and form an erroneous judgement... of me. At the risk of entering self-praise; I have a fair few folks who look up to me, they like me and show nothing but love to me. For that; I'm incredibly flattered and I genuinely am so overwhelmed. On that note, I do feel the need to say this - A lot of people look at stars, public figures, celebrities and feel this enormous pressure to have life fully figured out, to be super successful and to exceed all expectations. Furthermore, if you're not either of those things, it's like you can't even admit you're having a problem, because apparently that's not cool, that's not macho and that's not sexy. As someone who somewhat fits into this "public figure" category and as a human being who deeply cares for his community, I'd just to like to say; IGNORE these pressures and expectations that bleed out of society, your parents, your friends or your peers. EVERYONE's journey is different, EVERYONE's variables are different. You shouldn't compare your success (or the lack of) to someone else's. It doesn't matter if they're a global superstar or they're your annoying cousin. Comparing is poison. Everyone fights a battle you know nothing about, no matter how grand the narrative looks from the outside. Respect your journey and all the perks and pitfalls that come with it. Your time will come. πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Apparently, Comfortable, and Community: I feel a like a lot of people think I'm always this happy and funny guy all the time. Truthfully, I'm actually not. There's broken parts in my life that I have never opened up about. I have many struggles, problems, insecurities and questions that linger around and cut away at me everyday. Maybe one day I'll speak about it or maybe I never will at all. Although right now I don't feel comfortable being the mouthpiece for my battles, I also don't want people to misperceive my narrative. The internet makes it ever so easy for me to paint whatever picture I want and show a heightened version of me. It's then even more easy to take that portrayal and form an erroneous judgement... of me. At the risk of entering self-praise; I have a fair few folks who look up to me, they like me and show nothing but love to me. For that; I'm incredibly flattered and I genuinely am so overwhelmed. On that note, I do feel the need to say this - A lot of people look at stars, public figures, celebrities and feel this enormous pressure to have life fully figured out, to be super successful and to exceed all expectations. Furthermore, if you're not either of those things, it's like you can't even admit you're having a problem, because apparently that's not cool, that's not macho and that's not sexy. As someone who somewhat fits into this "public figure" category and as a human being who deeply cares for his community, I'd just to like to say; IGNORE these pressures and expectations that bleed out of society, your parents, your friends or your peers. EVERYONE's journey is different, EVERYONE's variables are different. You shouldn't compare your success (or the lack of) to someone else's. It doesn't matter if they're a global superstar or they're your annoying cousin. Comparing is poison. Everyone fights a battle you know nothing about, no matter how grand the narrative looks from the outside. Respect your journey and all the perks and pitfalls that come with it. Your time will come. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

I feel a like a lot of people think I'm always this happy and funny guy all the time. Truthfully, I'm actually not. There's broken parts in ...