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Music: My name’s Blurryface and I care what you think

If you haven’t heard the amazing song Stressed Out from Twenty One Pilot, you should at least hit the play button below and then continue reading the post as the song plays in the background.


I have a Spotify Premium subscription, and one of the coolest things that they have launched recently is called Genius which gives a sneak peek behind the song in forms of small cards with text. I think Spotify is where I heard this song for the first time before heading off to YouTube to see the original version. But I missed the behind-the-music bit the first time around, and when I finally got to read it, I couldn’t agree more.

‘Blurryface’ is one of the most prominent words in the song Stressed Out. You may wonder, what does Blurryface refers to? According to Twenty One Pilot, think of it as a person who’s sitting across from you at a table. Who’s this person, you ask? He’s all of your insecurities.

That’s right, it’s not a person, it’s all of your insecurities in the shape of a person.

We all have our own insecurities. Some has to do with our bodies, how we look; some has to do with our inability to do things, our worth in the family, among friends, and in the grand scheme of things.

Insecurities are here to stay. There’s no easy way to get rid of them. The only way to fight them is to face them with courage.

I know, it’s difficult to face your insecurities. But if you sit down on a quiet place and picture your insecurities as a person sitting in front of you, you can fake yourself into talking to your insecurities. And when you picture that situation, you’ll be able to talk to your insecurities and figure out a way to not feel insecure anymore.

As with most things in life, you can only hide from your emotions and insecurities for so long. I know life’s full of misery and everything happens so fast that you don’t want to deal with things like your insecurities and vulnerabilities. But they are who need you the most. You need to face them. You need to set aside some time for them.

In the end, they’re yours and only you can make them better.

What are your insecurities?

4 thoughts on “Music: My name’s Blurryface and I care what you think

  1. Sanchari says:

    I believe that every antisocial/rude/unacceptable/arrogant behaviour that anyone exhibits is because of their insecurities.

    Facing insecurities is tough business…I still can’t openly face mine. Too many hard conversations!

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    • Imperfect Friend says:

      I think that too. But the only way to stop your insecurities taking over yourself or getting the better of you is to openly think about them. It is difficult, no doubt about that, but if you imagine it the way the song suggests — all of your insecurities as a person sitting in front of you — it may be a little bit easier to face them. After all, it’s just you.


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