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Having your very own fan club feels nice. And, in some ways, it is. Your fan club defends you. They love you. They buy from you. They take your word as gospel.

But, there is also a dilemma that comes with having a fan club. When you have thousands of people rubbing your shoulders at all hours of the day, telling you how great you are, a bubble begins to form.

You start living in a reality of your own making — not the reality everyone else is living in.

In your reality, you’re better, smarter, prettier and more important. It’s a fantasy that’s pleasant for the ego but detrimental for self-awareness — and ultimately growth.

Enjoy your fan club but understand their sugar-coated perspective of you is not indicative of the greater world’s.

By Cole Schafer.

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