We all want to "be somebody". But often, those who become somebody become statues, trapped in an identity that doesn't allow them to change or grow. Robert Fuller talks about his own struggle with being a nobody between periods of high recognition and status. He has learned to respect the "nobody" inside himself because "the nobody is actually the creative fellow, while the somebody is just the performer. When you're somebody that seems to become your core identity - but it's not; it's really just a set of clothes you wear for awhile". Fuller broadens the dialogue to encompass the rampant "rankism" in our culture, from politics to working life, to our basic family structure.
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