Time after time, I check my results.
So much it begs the question “who am I really doing this for?”
Am I still finding that my sense of acceptance must come from outside of myself?
If so I am illusioned.
On the one hand, I understand that a desire for approval is almost innate in human beings.
From the moment we are born we learn to depend on our parents for everything. So much that we even begin to depend on them for our emotional well being. Thinking that similarly flawed human beings hold the key is backwards thinking.
Parents can teach you a lot. But something you must learn to do on your own is love yourself for who you are.
As long as your self-esteem is dependent on the likes and comments you receive in this ensnaring digital world, you are a slave to perception.
Perception is subjective and therefore how you feel about you becomes subjective.
I’m not saying it’s easy to escape this cycle but by understanding it a little bit more each time you slowly weaken the choke hold that it has on you and your self-esteem.