We have an inexhaustible appetite for acceptance and approval and therefore every action of ours is directed towards that goal. We try so hard and yet the goal never seems to arrive.
Anytime I do that, I pity myself. We suffocate ourselves in the process thinking once accepted people will stop judging us. Unfortunately, people will remember what they like to remember, we can influence it but cannot control it. There is no end, we have to keep acting to impress people all the time. Is it even worth it?
- Why do we expend so much of our energy seeking recognition?
- What happens when we are recognised?
- Who is seeking recognition?
- In the end, who feels better?
Now, in reality, are we trying to impress others or in the process trying to impress our Self? You feel happier when you make an impression. So, ultimately, every action that YOU make is to make YOU happy.
So, stop acting and start expressing. And, let that be a kind expression because what goes around does come around 🙂