Seeking the approval of others isn’t healthy, yet many do this on a daily basis. Why?
The need to prove that you’re worthy of love, attention or recognition shouldn’t even cross your mind. You don’t have to rely on compliments or support to know your worth. To know what you are capable of. Unless you’re not certain of your own capabilities.
In that case, wouldn’t you focus on improving yourself? To challenge your fears and underlying insecurities? The opinions of others won’t do you any good. Their view on life isn’t yours. Their idea of what’s right isn’t yours. Individuality, uniqueness.. so unbelievably valuable.
You will never be emotionally independent if your focus lies on the approval of others.