Which is exactly what this boils down to. Because there are a hundred arguments against gay marriage. You can come up with all kinds of hypothetheories and just spout them off and people will just say nod nod yes yes yes. But to me there’s only one argument that matters for gay marriage: that all people should be seen as equals by the eyes of the law. (x)
Because instantly alienating a huge chunk of your demographic through offensive humour is the best way to sell soda pop. (x)
I’m making a point here, and it’s that you don’t know jack
The best of you can hope to have been taught to learn
To yearn for more that you’ll still have to earn
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On the topic of being anxious about what other people think of you, you said: “My hope is that this is just what it’s like to be human”, and I think you are absolutely correct. Everybody feels that. It would be really difficult to find a human being who can honestly say: “I have never been concerned about what other people think of me”, because we all want to be loved. […]
My point here, as cheesy as it may sound, is that you are not alone. And not only are you not alone but you are an inspiration to literally millions of people. And that is not an accident. When people ask me who is your favorite youtuber I don’t even have to think about it. It’s instantaneous: Charlie McDonnell.
But why? Do other youtubers sometimes have a higher production value than you? Yes. Do other youtubers sometimes speak more eloquently than you? Yes. Do other youtubers sometimes have more sculpted bodies that you do? Yes. But you have something that no other person on this planet has. […] No matter how hard you try, you cannot create something that doesn’t somehow have your personality embedded in it. What this means is that you don’t have to be afraid that people won’t like the things you do because people like you.