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Does Alpha come across as stupid? Not in regard to his video topics but his IQ? In this video men’s style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaMAaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro says that he felt like a massive moron after getting off the phone from a podcast interview.

Why did he feel insecure, and what exactly happened?

It’s been about a week, so he’s reflected on the experience. During the interview, he was asked about the last book he read {he doesn’t read}– so he grabbed one off of the shelf for his response. The truth is that he watched the Ted Talk. So he knew enough to be dangerous and talk about it. The next question was what was the last book he gave as a gift {never has}. He finally told the interviewer that he doesn’t read — he just doesn’t like to read.

 He’s not a reader.

The more Alpha thought about it, he came to a realization that he’s not a reader. He’s a doer– and he considers himself educated but doesn’t like to acquire knowledge from books. Regardless, he felt stupid and a failure. This brought up other issues and insecurities that Alpha has. He has terrible spelling and grammar. Truthfully, he doesn’t send long emails to people because he doesn’t want to look stupid. He attributes it all to his Quaker kindergarten where he was taught to spell phonetically. It was all about spelling how it sounds — 99.8% of kids have not problem switching over — except for Alpha. Combine the spelling and grammar with not reading, he’s felt doomed.

Don’t Live Up to Someone Else’s Expectations

He says we all struggle and have insecurities. For the most part, we can compartmentalize them. But it’s okay if you don’t do something that the world says you should do to be something. You are special and unique the way you are and have your own strengths. Don’t beat yourself up! Alpha felt stupid — but he knows that he’s not. But while you’re in school, do your schoolwork!