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What have you done to seek the approval of others?


"Sometimes you think it is important what others think of you, and so you work to extract approval from them. However, there really is little that you can do to keep their approval coming - for it is never about you, but about them." - Abraham

 

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Audrey Selig (brakel2) says

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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    Withholding praise from a child can often make us feel self conscious. It did for me. I too, received little praise from my mother and I often wondered why. Needless to say it took me an awfully long time to figure it out. Happily, I did too!

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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    There is always a "learning" or "knowing" when we look at ourselves. Prolonged attention will ultimately prove how we receive others is actually how we feel about ourselves...good or bad. Thanks for commenting.

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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    I might have guessed this would be your answer. Thing is your humility has always shown through. That's because you A R E you. For many of us life provides these realizations through life lessons. Some of us are still in school...but learning!

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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    There is probably nothing better than to be true to yourself. Many of us are still working on that! Keep it up!

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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    So right Cordelia! Often our need for approval from others lies in our sense of lack in ourselves. Again, still learning! Thank you for your input and honesty!


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    wow -you truly choose no independence? none of my business, but interesting. My husband would never dream of controlling me or having to give me permission for every move I make. I couldn't deal with that at all.


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