There are some times and some things we do, that maybe foolishly we look for validation, we want praise and the assurance that it’s good. That your effort, talent, skill, accomplishment, whatever is appreciated.
For allot of us, to starts of with parents and end with spouses, with friends mixed in and random stranger, and well general society filling in the lower ranks.
I thought I had out grown this stage, when like a hurricane one simple phrase, uttered perhaps in jest, after performing something simply honest, slapped me with the realisation that I really only wanted validation from him.
He said “That was soo corny”…and nothing else anybody said made me want to do anything other than climb under a rock.
Someone out there depends on us for their validation, whether or not we or they even know it, and maybe in the end that’s our communal flaw.