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This is an article of a fellow blogger that shows you the way to your own awareness in relation to others. How to be yourself amongst other people.

Originally posted on The Truth Warrior:

Praise & Recognition

Most of us, myself included, are addicted to the drug of “approval”, “acceptance”, ‘praise” and “popularity” of other people. We are under the illusion that we need this to feel good.

So how do you know if you are an addict in this way or not?

Well one way of knowing is if somebody praises you and you feel great and then somebody criticizes you in some way and you feel rejected and you feel down. This is usually a good test to see if we are living our lives based on the approval, acceptance, praise and popularity of other people or our own. We are with the former, unconsciously allowing other people and society to control us by what we say, feel and do.

When we come to a place where we no longer are living our lives this way, we have reached a place of liberation…

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