Many individuals dwell so much on the opinions of others to validate who they are. This has significantly affected a lot of people in many ramifications of lives. I believe this isn’t the first time i will be addressing this as a topic, but let’s talk about it again.
Nowadays, it’s far too easy to sacrifice our own needs and desires to please others around us and fit into society. This shouldn’t be the case. When you live your life based on the opinions of others, you give room for bad energy. You also give up your right to make your decisions, and to appreciate, and understand every growth stage of your life. In other words, you value the beliefs, opinions and approval of others over yours.
Please, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that we can’t get constructive criticism from people. Not at all, we can, and we should. Nonetheless, it becomes a problem when we need people or society to validate who we are and everything we do.
However, i believe self-realization has an exceedingly positive effect on helping fight issues with seeking validation; What do you think about yourself? How do you value your worth? What are your values?
Don’t let other’s opinions determine your life choices. Trying to please people will drain your energy and will affect your self-esteem. Think about it.