«My whole life I’ve been a fraud. I’m not exaggerating.
Pretty much all I’ve ever done all the time is try to create
a certain impression of me in other people.
Mostly to be liked or admired. It’s a little more complicated than that,
maybe. But when you come right down to it it’s to be liked, loved.
Admired, approved of, applauded, whatever. You get the idea»
David Foster Wallace, Good Old Neon (2004)