No matter who you are or what you did, there will always be someone who will not approve of you. So don’t try to live your life trying to please everyone. As babies we want to get attention, so we smile or laugh and make others laugh back at us. When they don’t give us attention, we cry and then for sure we get it.
As we grow older we get a bit more sophisticated––if we don’t get love, attention, approval or acknowledgement, we break things in the house, or we “accidently” spill milk on the floor, or we forget to take the dog for a walk and voilà––the stink and the mess on the carpet gets us a lot of attention.
Then we do things and we want people to agree with us––to tell us it was accepted, beautiful, that it was OK, and that we…
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