If you’re anything like me, you care far too much about what other people think of you—your intellect. Your humor. Your physique. Your brilliant and underappreciated blog.
Insecurity often leads us to craft images of ourselves that we think will be accepted and admired by our peers. This can involve wearing the right clothes, laughing at the right jokes, and making the right comments with friends. Better yet, this obsession with image manifests itself in our attempts to appear humble without bragging about it, hardworking without overexerting ourselves, or polished without being disingenuous.
Such a way of living gives rise to a whole host of problem, but one of particular concern is the vanity it engenders. Continue reading “Mirror, Mirror”