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Blank On Blank: Janis Joplin On Rejection

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Four days before she died, on September 30, 1970, Janis Joplin was interviewed about rejection by Howard Smith. Blank on Blank remixed and animated the interview. In context, it is both sad and enlightening about Joplin's life and views. Her unapologetic attitude toward critics is both admirable and unsettling. Unsettling because of the amount of criticism she faced and that, like anyone who faces rejection, "in my insides, it really hurts if someone doesn’t like me."

You are what you settle for. Do you know what I mean? You're only as much as you settle for. If you don't settle for that and you keep fighting it, you know, you'll end up anything you want to be.

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