Somebodyism

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I’m reading Anne Lamott’s book on writing called Bird by Bird. I’ve enjoyed it. She discusses getting your ego out of the way. Love this paragraph from the book:

 “…. most of us are raised to be somebodies and what a no-win game that is to buy into, because while you may turn out to be much more sombody than somebody else, a lot of other people are going to be a lot more somebody than you. And you are going to drive yourself crazy.”

I strive not to care what people think of my work. I think it is equally dangerous to get addicted to praise, as it is deflated by criticism. Just create. Just  be. That is what I strive for.

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