My2cents is relationships, celebration, & acknowledgement of our existence & efforts is essential to a good self-esteem & the latter is fatal, and a deliberate attempt to exclude these markers from one’s life can diminish a persons morale & zeal for growth. Which of course is the point of a knowledgeable calculated oppressor. The need for affirmation is not a weakness or a lack of maturity, but for some, not all, it is fuel to press on, a positive motivator, an acknowledgment, and a reward for personal effort.
So I don’t agree with this article in its entirety. How to Receive Affirmation: Second in a Two-Part Series | Mind & Spirit http://mindspirit.com/receive-affirmation-second-two-part-series/#.WSY_u1m5dEY.twitter via @mindspiritmag