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By Steve Carr

My friend holds a doctorate in physics and is a perennial recipient of the professor of the year award.

He’s a saxophonist and competitive swimmer who watches Idaho Public Television to learn about the ancient formations that gave rise to our state gem, the star garnet. So I found it odd when he told me he has “Impostor Syndrome”—as in, he doesn’t feel he measures up to his colleagues and lives in fear he’ll be discovered for the pretender he really is.

“Oh, come on,” I moaned when he told me this. “I literally am an impostor. I play Angry Birds during Idaho Community Foundation board webinars.”

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