What's So Bad About A Little Validation?

Nobody is wholly confident all of the time.

I have a complicated relationship with self-confidence.

Maybe it’s a cultural thing.

Unpopular opinion ahead.

Sometimes we do need somebody else to show us who we are.

“They say that we should love ourselves first before other people learn to love us; but sometimes, we need someone to love us and accept us first, then we would see ourselves through that person’s eyes and learn to love ourselves.”

“If it's possible for one person to be hurt by another, then it's possible for that same person to be healed by another.”

People are more likely to thrive when they feel loved and accepted.

“Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we’re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.”

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

“Everyone longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving."

Confidence isn’t everything.

What we’re really talking about is love.

Love and kindness can save the day.

It's not about being flawless, it's about being honest. 🍵 https://ko-fi.com/shannonashley 📧shannon.ashley.medium@gmail.com

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