Yesterday I posted a new video where I hit record, talked for 10 minutes, and then hit the off button. No editing. No background music. Just me, you, and a camera. I feel like the problem with editing is that it causes everything to lose its authenticity. No longer is it an ordinary conversation between two people. Think about it…when you’re talking to a friend, there’s no editing. She can’t delete certain words she said and you can’t erase any awkward pauses, coughs, or sneezes. Editing causes people to lose sight of reality.
For me, I don’t think this was too much of a big deal. My videos have never been overly manufactured. I’m Clancy Burke 100% of the time, simply because I don’t know how to be anyone else. I don’t want to be anyone else. And you shouldn’t want to be anyone but you. In today’s world, you can be anyone and anything you want, which is great, but why would you want to be anyone but you?
It’s easy to lose sight of who you are and who you should be and what you should be doing. But the simply answer is that there is no right answer. We look around at celebrities (and even girls at our school) and think we have to be like them. Taylor Swift has blonde hair and is 5’10 and she’s beautiful so I guess that’s what I need. NO. Take a look to the right. There’s Selena Gomez with long, brown hair and Emma Stone who’s killin’ it as a redhead. What makes them beautiful isn’t their hair, eyes, or height. It’s that they are 100% unapologetically themselves. And that’s what we should all strive to be. Nothing but ourselves.