We humans are curious creatures.
We like to talk about each other, but we have a vital need to feel acknowledged. More so by those we appreciate and love.
It makes us feel valued, it boosts our confidence, and gives us motivation.
But the thing is, in all these modern self-help and manifestation vibes going around, we’re taught to depend on no one other than yourself in knowing your own worth.
We’re supposed to know our own value. To not alter that despite what others think. Yet, we are unavoidably impacted by external opinions. Perhaps to a larger extent than we should.
It takes strength and great confidence to dispel the outer voices and go with whatever you think is appropriate and what makes you feel good with yourself.
You don’t always have to prove yourself.
Sometimes it is even insulting to have to demonstrate your worth (just look at that cheetah in the dog race).