Very well-written article, even though the word validation doesn’t quite work for me. I mean, ever since I stopped looking for validation outside of myself, my life has become more meaningful and I am way less frightened to face the world. In my personal relationships, I am now better able to connect to the concept of nurturing, and reading your article I believe that’s pretty much the same idea with different names. It’s just that when you nurture your relationships, you don’t necessarily need to validate people. You just accept them for who they are. I don’t know, there’s a lot to be thought about it, I am probably here just thinking to myself hahahah. But yeah, to me, ‘nurture’ feels better.