4 thoughts on “Seeking the Approval of Others

  • May 12, 2015 at 9:45 am

    This sounds like it was written about me. Who am I? I don’t know because I want to be liked. Wait a minute, all the rest of the world has an opinion and I try to fit myself into each person’s opinion. I know I am not alone in this problem, how do we get off the carousel and put forth ourselves? If I only knew the true me.

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    • May 25, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      I feel your pain with the difficulty of trying to find a way out. It’s definitely not easy, and I struggle with it all the time. At least we know we aren’t alone in the struggle. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. Bless you!

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  • January 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

    We wear the very same shoes in navigating the very same journey. Thank you for courageously expressing your experiences along this winding path of living with anxiety and depression. So much of your experience resonates with me deeply and stirs a glimmer of light deep within. I refuse to back down from clawing and rising from the depths. The need for approval has pursued me , like a band of marauders, for much of my life. I feel things deeply and respond in kind. I embrace this quality that has always served as an anchor in my life. One would think it would be easy to regard myself with the same compassion, which isn’t always the case. I’m getting better at this practice. Jellylegs still get us there. Thank you.

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  • March 5, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Wow, it is weird reading the words in my own mind that has been kept for years. I thought this was just my own condition. Because of these characters I have been called fake and manipulative and it’s difficult to make true friends. I have tried to improve by being stronger, but at time I feel like a unprotected child stuck in an adult body. I wanted to run in fear of facing the situations in life that make me feel overwhelmed. I also blame childhood and that my parents have made me this way. But there is no point in makingg excuses and blame others, no body is perfect. I just need to find balance in my life slowly through time. As you said, life is a journey filled either unlredictable events, there’s also no instruction manual. I guess we have to figure it all out a step at a time. Once again thank you for your blog. It made me see myself alittle clearer.

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