That one lie we all believe...
"If I had more talent, more popularity or more followers, I would be happier"
If I got a dollar for every time I've heard somebody say that, I would probably be a millionaire right now. And in all honesty, hearing things like that irk me, knowing how untrue they are.
From early on in life we we get to hear this lie. Be a good kid, get good grades in school, enroll into a prestigious university and get a proper job at some big company.... that'll pave your way to happiness. Life (in the western world, at least) has never been more equal in the opportunity's we get, yet the rates of people suffering from depression and anxiety has never been so high. Why? Because happiness isn't in the things we posses. It's in our mind.
Let's say you wake up one day in your own success story. You're madly talented and have a million followers.
Do you think that would magically wipe away those self conscious thoughts you've had for years? Do you think it would silence that voice in your head that