“Am I good enough?”
The question that sits inside everyone’s mind. But for some, that question is so loud, so consuming that they have to act on it.
Some go internal. They become quieter, less noticeable. They don’t speak unless they have to, and crave the validation that comes from an external source.
Others go outwards. They project their own insecurity on others. They cannot comprehend that others can also be confident, because they themselves are not. So they harrass, and bully, and belittle in order to make themselves feel secure.
It’s one of those secondary feelings that we do not talk about. That we do not recognise because to recognise is to know that we are not perfect.
It is one of the feelings that makes us very much human.