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MurrayVarey

Thanks for sharing, James! As you've described, Imposter Syndrome can cause terrible anxiety -- the more people who talk about this, the better. Especially as you've shown that there are ways to cope.

A lad next to me said "people like you and I don't belong here".

It's amazing how off-hand remarks like this can affect our whole lives. I remember one kid in class telling me that I wasn't funny ... and that shattered my confidence. No more jokes in school after that. What's more, I bet the guy didn't think anything of it. It's weird how these things can stick.