Im really sorry if this is annoying.. the only reason im doing this on anon is because I have a hard time talking about my feelings "face to face". At the moment i feel really useless and unimportant, like im looking around at everyones RPs and it so much better than mine. I really love you guys but sometimes it just makes me feel a bit crappy and like theres no point in continuing. Im sorry
(OOC: First of all, you are not being annoying. I’m always here to listen.
I promise that you are neither useless nor unimportant. Whatever you are creating, is important and worth something. Whether you’re using a shitty built into the computer webcam (raises hand), a better quality bought webcam, or an actual video camera. Whether you can masterly use video effects, create amazing looks with makeup, or just make gifs (raises hand). Whether you play one character or twenty. You’re content matters. About feeling not as good, I can relate. I often see rpers who’s gifs aren’t fuzzy like mine, and who have wigs instead of greasepaint, and who know how to had special effects, and I feel like my stuff isn’t all that great. But at some point, you have to stop comparing yourself to others. I know that’s easier said than done, but it’ll really help. Your content stands alone, apart from what everyone else is doing. It stands on it’s own, and it is beautiful.
In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell says that talent comes with a threshold. Pretend you can quantify talent. Say my talent number is a twenty, Miller’s is a 25, Maddy’s is a 30. Gladwell explains that after a certain point, numbers stop mattering. In this case, the threshold would be about 15. Yes, in this scenario both Miller and Maddy have ‘more’ talent than I do, but it doesn’t really matter. The difference between any number over fifteen is negligible. We are all over 15 so we are all, as Gladwell puts it, “talented enough”.
When we compare ourselves to the people around us, we don’t take this threshold into comparison. We only see how we are less than, where we lack. But we should be admiring the talent of others, even if it might be more talent than us, while also admiring our own.
I’m not sure how much sense this makes, but the point is: You are talented, you’re content matters, and you should never, never, feel unimportant.)