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My advice is that you’re right - there are assholes in the music industry who will behave in all the awful ways you can imagine.
That’s not a good reason for you to not pursue your dream, it’s an excuse based on fear. There are awful people in EVERY industry, every walk of life, everywhere you will ever go. Who cares. You’re not one of them, and there are wonderful people to be found in all those same places. What a shame it would be to deny yourself a chance to learn and live and love with the best ones just to avoid being hurt by the worst ones.
Nasty people are louder than kind ones, so it’s always gonna be bad behavior dominating the headlines. but don’t let that fool you into thinking they’re the majority. Humans are generally good, on the whole, and you will always find yourself in great company so long as you keep pouring positivity and honest effort into the universe.
It does start with your self esteem, I agree. You already know you don’t want to be mistreated, and you’re just a bit too shy right now to admit where that feeling comes from. So I’ll just tell you: it’s because you know you deserve better. Internalize that fact and remember it for the rest of your life. every time someone does you wrong, hold that memory close and always respond to negativity with relentless positivity. The right people will notice, and you’ll eventually end up where you want to be.
Those rude “rock star” types wouldn’t keep you around for long, anyway. You don’t fit in with them.