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One of the greatest feelings in this world is importance. The feeling that you, personally, have the power to do something worthwhile. My top three things in the world–to be listed shortly–all deserve their accolades because they remind us that we’re not complete failures.
The list goes:
Acting, in particular, is our main focus for today.
Let’s talk about how I got cast for the local high school’s production of Cinderella Waltz. I’m the Prince. Being the Prince is pretty cool, because a part is a part is a part, and all of the main roles are incredibly interesting, and also I have a lackey. More exhilarating than any of this–having a lackey, or a part, or (if I’m lucky) a people shooting hat–though, is the feeling of validation. The feeling you get when your peers tell you, “Oh, you did good. You’re a great actor.” Because it’s one thing to think you’re good (this is called self-esteem if you are good; and delusions if you aren’t.), and another for other people to think you’re good. There are a lot more other people than there are you, so it’s kind of important for them to think well of you, too. You are not an objective viewer when it comes to yourself. You could be the most sucky person in the world and still think you’re awesome. You could be the most awesome person in the world and still think you’re sucky.
That’s why God gave us other people. So we could unabashedly compare ourselves to them.