“It’s easy to feel isolated, and like you’re not really understood, because they’re distorting you so much,” actor Mark Pellegrino told me. “Their own perceptual prism is so twisted that they can’t really see you. I don’t even know if I’ve been seen by Hollywood either. Hollywood doesn’t tap me or know what I am…. I’ve always been on the outside and on the fringes.”
“Knowing what you have control over and what you don’t—and not investing emotionally in the things you don’t have control over—takes a great deal of time to learn, let alone master,” says Pellegrino.