Catch yourself at your own games

"Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who
    write this, and you who read this."
     – Blaise Pascal

Everyone seeks affirmation of their worth. Keep an eye on how you go about it and see if you avoid being conniving.

I don't think anyone can really be completely self-sufficient – even the most confident people I know get unsure and feel restored by praise or imitation or attraction – so accept your need for some admiration. Then go about getting it as honestly as you can.

I probably hardly need say that this is particularly important when it comes to relationships, eh? Don't make you partner do a little dance for your love; give freely and accept graciously that which is genuine and caring.

Author: dinahsanders

Author. Discardian. Defender of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. she/her

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