I found this yesterday. If both Neil's can have impostor syndrome, then yeah, there aren't any grown-ups. 💙

Yeah. It's really given me a new perspective. We all feel like impostors.

@viciousviscosity I asked Neil Gaiman for an interview once, and he said, "Thanks, but I just got done with a tour and I'm all interviewed out." I was just floored that he replied at all!!

He is surprisingly responsive, so I've heard. 😊

@viciousviscosity Well, that makes sense then! Maybe I should ask him again. This was years ago!


dammit I'M NOT LEAKING A TEAR U R -- millions of inner children sniffling in unison


(having said that, having had the life I've had so far, I'm not gonna claim I'm less likely to be in the wrong place, at least as far as the world is concerned)

It feels like life is a combination of happenstance and hard work. Never know how much or which one is going to lead to the next interesting thing.


> It feels like life is a combination of happenstance and hard work.

you'd be surprised how little hard work impacts things when happen is stancing on your head, but yes, generally agreed

as for interesting things 😁 I just do what I can at the bottom of the gigantic skill tree of human existence

@viciousviscosity @rey There’s an interview where Trent Reznor talks about thinking he sucks at his job. I think about that a lot.

@sng @viciousviscosity @rey

Most successful people can either have a touch of the ol' impostor syndrome, or go full-ego asshole.

It's possible to be successful, know you're successful, and remain modest. But the folks who manage that are very rare.

I stay here so @sng can deflate my ego as needed.

@viciousviscosity first thought was Neil Young and Neil Diamond. Seemed appropriate for Neil Young.

The anecdote might not be, but I think it still applies. ☺️

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