Hunger for Validation

Posted by Patrice Smith

Human beings are always seeking the approval of others. A good example: On Facebook and Twitter people are constantly posting updates of their lives. Do they ever really wonder whether others care about what they are doing?  It is no longer appealing to do something and let it be. In this day and age of social applications we have allowed ourselves to be a walking billboard. Can we do something and keep it to ourselves without "Tweeting" or posting it on Facebook? Can we do something without attempting to seek the approval of others? If we baked a cake we have to tweet about how good the cake looked and tasted. If we bought a new dress we have to take a picture of it and post it on Facebook.


If after attempting to tell others how great a cook you are and no one responds, that doesn't mean that your cake wasn't delicious. If after modeling your new dress and the response was silently deafening, don't allow your ego to be bruised. We have to step away from the impulsive approval seeking and recognize that  you are worth more than a mere "Like" on Facebook, or an approval from someone. In this age of an insatiable hunger for validation, develop the art of self esteem in yourself and you would not have to worry about overly pleasing anyone, nor seeking approval for your actions. Live and enjoy life the way it was meant to be, rather than a wait for a click or a nod.

3 comments:

  1. SeƱor T said...

    Well said! "The Hunger for Validation," is called narcissism.

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  3. antleeli said...

    Agree! we will find a lot of self centered person need this "LIKE" 24 hours. Good post.

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