"Jill, it's 2018. You're still talking about you, right? These videos are still more confession and projection than bullshit and blame, right?"
Uh-huh, they are. We can like people. We can look up to them and learn from them and say, "Yes, you. You're the one who speaks to me." And sometimes because it feels good to see and be seen, we allow these people not only to speak TO us, but FOR us as well. And we get wrapped up in protecting their image because we believe that they ARE us. But fame will not lead to freedom and ego fights for nothing but itself. And yeah, in a world obsessed with rewarding popularity, this will happen. And in a world obsessed with making us compete for resources, money helps. So we do weird things for it and spend time explaining away the obvious. But if you find yourself rooting for someone more than you're willing to root for yourself or if you find yourself rooting for someone who's forgotten that they need to root for you right back, question why. And hold them accountable.
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