Actor, host, and entrepreneur Richard Juan said he believes that showbiz personalities like himself are "the most insecure people in the world."
This, as he spoke of the fleeting nature of fame and going through a quarter-life crisis in the latest episode of PUSH Bets Live that was released on Sunday (August 7).
"I would say I am still going through it (quarter-life crisis) now," Richard, 30, said.
"I mean, on the outside, you'll see there's so many things that's happening and so great. I'm very blessed in the last couple of years where I got to do so many projects, not just locally but also regionally. [But] siyempre, in showbiz, I always say this... I believe that artistas, celebrities are in fact the most insecure people in the world. Kasi at the end of the day, this is a job where there's no certainty.
"Right now, you're very happy with where you are, but who knows? Every single day there's a new celebrity coming out. ... There's always someone that's hungrier than you, someone that's more talented than you."
Stressing that celebrities like himself are 'very dispensable', Richard said that in order to achieve longevity, one always has to find ways to stay relevant in the ever-evolving, ever-changing world that is the entertainment business.
"So yes, I still am going through this (crisis) kasi I always think, 'Ano ba talagang gusto kong gawin sa buhay?' Yes, I enjoy all these things that I do, but I always want more eh. I'm a very ambitious person," he continued.
"Alam ko naman sinasabi ng tao palagi na 'wag ka masyadong ambisyoso, it's bad. I don't agree. Being ambitious is how we all grow. How we become better in whatever craft that we do. So I'm still going through that crisis where, am I going to reach that goal? Especially the fact that I'm spreading myself so thin, doing so many things?"
On how he deals with this worrying feeling, Richard said that he was raised in a way that doesn't know defeat.
"My mentality is it's not over until it's over," he said. "To be honest, in the last four, five years, there are people saying, 'Hey, Richard. Maybe you should focus on doing something else instead. Maybe showbiz is something na dadaanan mo lang dapat siya. ... But again, look at where I am now in a way that I got to do so many different things around the world.
"If I listened to them back in 2016, I would not have had the chance to interview people like Gordon Ramsay, Sir Paul Smith, Sandara Park, Win Metawin, and all these amazing celebrities all around the region or the world."
When asked of his definition of success, the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate said: "Success is when you can conclusively, from the bottom of your heart, say that you've made it. You don't have to be the best in the world, you just have to be the best version of yourself. 'Yan lang talaga 'yung pinakaimportante."
Richard appeared on "PUSH Bets Live" to promote his film Connected, which is currently available to stream on iWantTFC and KTX.ph.
Watch the full episode below:
PUSH Bets Live is a weekly online talk show hosted by Gary Ann Lastrilla, featuring the hottest celebrities and events. It airs on ABS-CBN and PUSH's Facebook pages, PUSH YouTube channel, and on PUSH.com.ph.