Seth MacFarlane, an Academy Awards host, was “a serious singer and musician who’s sold out New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall” and is “the highest-paid TV writer in history” [for Family Guy, and American Dad!].
But he admits, “I wish I was better at taking in how great my life is, but that’s surprisingly elusive. I tend to be very hard on myself and insecure about failing no matter what happens.”
Photo: MacFarlane at about age 3. “He wasn’t a kid who had lemonade stands,” says his sister, Rachael. “He was working hard at cartooning.”
“MacFarlane knew he wanted to be an animator from the age of 5. ‘If Seth wasn’t watching Fred Flintstone or Bugs Bunny, he was in his bedroom making flipbooks and drawing on anything he could get his hands on, says his sister.
“He got his first paying gig at 9, penning his own comic strip for the Kent Good Times Dispatch for $5 a week.”
– From Seth MacFarlane Gives Oscar a Lift, by David Hochman, Parade mag.
Many highly talented people feel insecure about their self-worth and abilities.