I hope they help you see that you deserve to stand strongly amongst even your greatest idols, “superiors”, and authority figures.
I’d shake and stutter and make myself as small as possible.I’d fill my words with ‘I’m sorry’s’, having nothing in particular to apologize for.They have family issues, daddy issues, mother issues, insecurities, things they’re trying to prove, obstacles they’re trying to overcome, fears they’re dealing with, people they’re hoping to impress, bills they have to pay, and feelings they’re trying to protect.And they all poop in the morning, floss their teeth at night, cry when they’re alone, and do whatever else it is that makes us completely and utterly human.
This is not to say that some of the people I idolized or admired didn’t turn out to be some of the most loving, generous and kind people I know. But again, I see them now for the love they share with the world, not for merely their title or “power”.I used to think I was egoless, because I felt insecure, so where’s the ego there? Ego is just as involved in insecurity as it is in arrogance.