Alpha is insecure about a lot of things. Growing up he was insecure about money, clothes... everything. As he has gotten older, these insecurities have gotten better, but YouTube has created others. YouTube comments pick people apart and point out things that can cause insecurities. In this video men's style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro talks about insecurity and inadequacy relative to social media and today's world.
In general, Alpha is a super confident person. He is confident, but he is still insecure about somethings. These little voices in the back of your head can say you're not this or that. It sucks. Every person has struggled with insecurities from time to time. However, these insecurities are only visible to the person who has them.
Social media can make people feel bad about themselves, making them think they're missing out. Alpha ends up feeling like he's failing or that others have things figured out that he doesn't when scrolling through social media.
How to Feel Less Insecure
- Social media is not reality
- Don't compare yourself to anyone but yourself
- Surround yourself with positive people that make you feel better about you
- Change what you are insecure about
- Build your self up - working out builds and boosts your self esteem as well as helping others. Volunteering gives an incredible sense of fulfillment.
YouTube is amazing and beautiful where Alpha has found a home and voice. He wouldn't trade or change it; however, there is a degree of negativity from the comments. It's like life-- you'll always have the haters that want to tear you down. These haters are pathetic and small people! Alpha has thick skin, but negative & hateful comments still sting.
Realize that you aren't alone with insecurity and inadequacy. Alpha is no exception. He gets overwhelmed. He is now focusing on himself, being selfish, and not comparing himself to others. Remember, it's about you and what you bring to the world.