“It is incredibly difficult to be both public and private all at once.”
So what of the musician, the writer, the artist, the actor, the politician? When “success” means yours is a household name, how do you savor your true identity? How do you manage to put yourself out there – to let your work be known – and maintain a sense that your world is your own? How do you keep from judging your value on others’ perception?
Is it worth the trade off? A necessary consequence of pursuing your passion?
Or does it warp what’s really important in this life?
I would argue that, if handled carelessly, it could easily be both.