Give Up on Giving Up

Self-doubt and breaking bubbles

Joanna Ngai
3 min readApr 12, 2021


Everyone has a bubble.

This is your comfort zone.

People in bubbles

It may be a ring of familiar desires, routine, habits and maybe an inner circle of people you feel particularly close to.

Bubbles feel nice.

They protect us from the scary unknown. Yet for all their good qualities, there is…