I feel like you put a lot of pressure on yourself to be a perfect person. A lot of your videos lately have focused on the idea that you should put limitations on your own happiness to live more morally. Do you think the trend of people on tumblr going out of there way to crucify people for small mistakes, or to twist someones words around to make a point has heightened your anxiety on the topic? I can't imagine how stressful it must be to worry about how everything you say may be interpreted.
I am fairly old, and I’ve been semi-famous for a pretty long time so I’ve got pretty thick skin. So I don’t expect everyone to feel this way, but I’ll never be angry at a person for expecting more of me. If you want me to be better, fucking tell me to be better. I want me to be better too.
That, however, does not mean that I stay awake at night fretting over my imperfections. I am very comfortable with me and I understand that my shortcomings do not make me a bad person (even if some people disagree). Also, I get like 10 emails a day that are just letters from people saying (basically) “You’re great, thank you so much for your greatness.”
No one in the world needs affirmation less than I do. People in positions of power should be held to a higher standard and I have no problem with that. My life is frikkin’ fantastic.