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The Dangers Of Needing Approval From Others

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“You’re wise beyond your years. You have the body of a god(dess). You’re a total badass.” These are the words that levitate us.“You’re not clever enough, not skinny enough, not brave enough.” These are the words that obliterate us.Why is this dangerous?

Because regardless of whether we’re being applauded or ridiculed we’re still putting all our trust in someone else’s judgment — judgment that has little to do with us in the first place.

Words are powerful. They have the capacity to build empires, make us fall in love, and heal our wounds. Unfortunately, they can also sever alliances, drain our confidence, and make us wish we could rush ahead to our own funerals.

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