Something interesting that came up during that conversation: I really do like myself despite occasional bouts of self-doubt. For a while now, I've viewed myself as a piece of shit art. (haha) I've spent a lot of time decorating my personality with ideas, skills, traits, and knowledge to make my painting interesting. Not to make it better than any others, or to make other people like it, but to make it interesting to me.
Decorations include: humor, silliness, knowledge of fringe theories, the paranormal, psychology, cultivating a certain view and understanding of human behavior (zoological), wisdom (as best I can), compassion, emotional self-intimacy (again, as best I can), sexy-time skills, gentleness, fashion-sensitivity, and an interesting (albeit scattered) job history. I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Decorations I'd like to add: good father, psychologist, cook a few basic dishes, bonsai trimmer, craftman, handyman, more voice overs, author, more in touch with history (especially my own lineage), publish some songs, travel a bit more (?), invent something.
What about you guys?