Yeah I’ve noticed it too actually, to a degree.
I think his live-shows fluctuate with how he feels. His last live-show I think he seemed a lot happier than normal (he said he is generally happy with life!!!), probably because their work with the book is basically finished, but his confidence with his opinions seems to be a bit shaky.
With his “waffles” (basically porn to me because I think it’s attractive af), I don’t think he realizes it’s okay to say them on live-shows, and that we actually love it.
Even then, I wouldn’t say he isn’t confident with his opinions. In fact, I think he’s fairly confident with his opinions because they are well thought out and he knows it. I just think he is timid with sharing them with the internet because, let’s be honest, one wrong word can cause a shit storm (not his fault but it’s bound to happen). I also think he doesn’t want to offend anyone either.
He probably doesn’t want to really share them in a live environment because if he is anything like me, I like to articulate things out in my head before I tell others in order to make sure exactly what I’m thinking is translated to those I’m communicating to. He might be the same way, idk.
But in general I think he’s happier than normal. I’ll definitely watch out next live-show for this though, just in case!