I was speaking with someone about this very topic yesterday, which is the conversation that this post derived from. I was asked the question why we as humans feel the need to have the approval from others when it pertains to how we look, how we live our lives, etc. This question was very thought provoking! I have caught myself seeking the validation of others a few times in my life (with my singing, looks, etc). What I have discovered as I am getting older is that I love me enough to where I do not need the approval or validation of others for me to be happy and content in my life. I think that it is natural for us to want to our signifiant others, families, and friends to validate us. However, everyone who matters to us in life may never be in agreement with our life choices.....even if it is as simple as an outfit that you are wearing lol!! As I always say, everything leads back to our self esteem, love of self, and childhoods!
For me, if you love me GREAT! If you do not care for me, THATS OK because either way, GOD LOVES ME and I LOVE ME......and a few others lol! That is the only validation that is needed at the end of the day!
Do you seek validation from others?