Perhaps instead of telling people their insecurities are stupid, or to just ‘not worry about it’, we could try to help them. Perhaps we could try to empower them.
You don’t just ‘get over’ an insecurity because someone tells you to stop worrying about it. We all know our insecurities are irrational. That doesn’t stop them from being very real and very present. It takes, coping, encouragement, confidence… it takes effort. So, if someone is strong enough to admit their insecurity to you, offer help instead of your own opinions.
Sometimes there really are ways in which you an help and you might not even know it. You really don’t know what kind of a difference you could have in someone’s life until you try. So just try.
More empowerment less judgment.