“I’m just trying to bring you back down.” Nick (that’s not his name) and I were grabbing a beer in Salt Lake City somewhere in the fall of 2014. I had just posted a picture of my 95% naked body on Instagram as part of the inspiration for a video titled “Awkward Modeling” which we […] via Negative Nick — Losing All Hope Was Freedom

There is definitely an interesting topic to be explored, and debate to be found here: How much ego is acceptable? + *Is it more important for a friend to regard us optimistically and with understanding?* V.S. “Or rather as a reflection for self awareness, and work to provide us a counter focus via humbling and toughening us?*

I follow the first option. That’s the real point of friendship, imo. The existence of failure is enough to personally handle the ego busting of individuals. No human needs to get involved there. That’s dickish. And unneccessary pain and friendship, just don’t go together, in my findings.

I freaking love these LAHWF posts… So much to consider. Drew’s a gem. I really, really, connect with his thoughts and heartful intentions in the way he expresses himself. That’s why his fanbase is so familal. He’s someone you can’t get enough of. Something beyond charisma and definitely nothing like charm. He’s raw in many ways and just as creative. And that’s the greastest combination there is. Same applies to the people he hangs around, non shockingly. Danny Duncan and Juan/ThatWasEpic have a similiar style. They’d just never go the same length of soul baring and authencity as Drew, which is no problem at all–but it’s the reason for LAHWF’s very genuinely, passionate and OBSESSIVE supporters, lol.

If and once you like Andrew Hales, it’s very hard to stop thinking about him. Ik that sounds ridiculous and sad, but it’s the truth.

via Negative Nick — Losing All Hope Was Freedom

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  1. I would say that some of it depends on who we are as individuals. Someone working as a counterbalance can be fantastic. A good sounding board that sees the opposite side if the coin can give a wonderful Holmes and Watson effect.
    However, if someone is counterbalancing with abject negativity, that’s not really friendship, it’s just antagonism.
    For myself, I’m not into words of assurance, and direct compliments make me uncomfortable, so too much of the wrong sort of optimistic understanding and support are repellent to me.
    I dunno…that’s my two cents…
    Keep the change… 🙂

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