Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Internal Vs External Validation

Seeking validation is an innate need within every human. As emotional and intellectual beings, we want nothing more than a connection with others. Through connection, we feel that as individuals we are not only seen and heard by others but that we are also accepted by others and therefore accept ourselves. When we do not feel validated, we are left feeling isolated, feel like a failure, and believe we are unworthy of others’ approval and acceptance. This sends a clear message to our inner self that we are not the same and therefore cannot satisfy or justify our primal need for connection. To belong, having others to want to connect with me. Because I am enough. That is why we all seek validation.