Dharmist in Progress

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." ~ Einstein

Outside Approval

on March 15, 2013

Why is it so important to be validated by other people?

Why can’t we simply accept ourselves for who we are and go on with our lives?

The herd mindset that human beings carry through life is simultaneously one of the most beneficial and damaging things about us. Our need to please others and be made aware that they are pleased with us. Without it, imagine the places we could go!

…And how lonely we would feel.

It’s why so many people have a “prove myself” complex. Not to improve their life, but to prove its worth to someone else.

It’s sad, really.

Pain heals; chicks dig scars; glory lasts forever.

– “The Replacements”

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