I think this is why when an artist like Prince dies, we mourn so deeply. Because Prince was tuned only to himself. He didn't care about Middle C, and never tried to tune to it; tuned to himself, he was magnificent.
Living their dream and abandoning yours is exhausting, unfulfilling and such a pity. You are so much more than you give yourself credit for. There's no need to hide what makes you YOU. We need your one-of-a-kind brilliance.
What I'm seeing in my youngest son is both sad and predictable: His growing consciousness of social rules is turning into a growing self-consciousness, and I wish I could stop it. I know I can't, but at least maybe I can give them some tools to help.