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Re: Insecurities of Looping

truer words never written, thanks Rick...

On May 16, 2012, at 1:37 PM, Rick Walker wrote:
> We must be as open to praise as we are to criticism.  When you recieve 
> applause and compliments, allow it sink in. 
> I'd also like to add that people with 'less than' behavior frequently 
> fear that they will be perceived as being
> 'grandiose' if they allow themselves to soak in applause and 
> compliments.    I fall into this category a lot myself.
> If someone gushes about me in public, it makes me feel so weird and 
> uncomfortable.  If people persist, I even
> feel angry about it because I"m so uncomfortable.
> But I've seen many a performer hurt the obvious affectionate response of 
> an audience because they are uncomfortable
> and deflect the praise the crowd gives them.
> But I heard once that low self esteem manifests in two types of behavior:
> 'grandiosity' and 'less than' behavior.
> The older I get, the more I see the wisdom in this.
> Because of this,  I completely concur with Kevin's advice,  even if 
> applause or compliments make you nervous.
> And, if you think of it,  low self esteem was created when we were 
> children over a long period of time
> and through a lot of, usually small, unhealthy interactions with people 
> who were important to you.   Self esteem actually
> can be built over a long period of time,  but we have to work hard to 
> let the good in and we have
> to work at it over time because it never feels comfortable.
> rick walker