You are such a caring and kind person. Thank you for making such wonderful videos. You're amazing!
Thank you for the kind words. But I want to use this as an opportunity to address something: I seem like a caring and kind person. I try to be. I think that’s who I am, and that’s what I put out there. But obviously I control almost everything that goes online.
I’m not saying that you’re going to find out anything horrible about me, or that I am keeping any secrets - I hope that my friends can attest to my “true” character - but it seems that 90% of the time we put someone up on this pedestal of being “the nice guy” (or worse yet, when they put themselves there) we inevitably find out that they’re a complete piece of shit.
I really try to be as authentic as I feel comfortable with - if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I have documented a lot of my struggles and frustrations with life. But there’s also a lot of stuff that I don’t share, good and bad, and I’m sure that goes for all of my fellow creators out there. Despite the daily vlogs, Q&A videos, and Snapchats, you can never truly know the people you watch. Even your friends might surprise you one day.
So this is really just a message for everyone to remember that most of what you see online is a performance of some kind, and that everything is mediated. I’m not saying that I’m a bad guy, but just keep in mind that we are all human and no one is perfect. Even Beyoncé steals song credits so.
Anyway, yeah. Fall in love with the content, not the people!
[I SOUND LIKE I’M MAD AT YOU BUT I’M NOT I’VE JUST BEEN LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THIS OFF MY CHEST AND HERE IT IS AGAIN THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENT]