Great article. I love your no-nonsense approach to, well, basically everything I’ve read of yours.

This article in particular resonated with me. I’ve been plagued with feelings of inadequacy my whole life, and looked for external validation anywhere I could. But of course, external validation only gets you so far and then vanishes away as if was never there, leaving you feeling as empty and alone as before, with perhaps the exception of those rare lifelong friends/relationships (that I have yet to actually experience).