Have you ever been having a talk with someone, sharing your wisdom but wondered if you are really in the position to give advice?
I've just been talking with my neice who is very insecure it seems. We talked about school, social media,bullies, body image, suicide, people projecting onto others, fake friends and real friends.
I was basically telling her she should stop seeking approval from others and that the only person she needs to impress is herself. I said at school all these silly groups and gossip my all seem important now but it will be meaningless when she steps out into the real world so she should just try to be herself.
The thing is I am not exactly the epitome of my own philosophy. I too am very insecure and unfortunately do fall victim to caring about what others think of me.
Perhaps its a "do as I say not as I do" sorta thing.