… and begin living :)
… This is because you want people to know how good, attractive, generous, funny, wild and clever you really are. “Fear or revere me, but please think I’m special.” We share an addiction. We’re approval junkies. We’re all in it for the slap on the back and the gold watch. The “hip, hip, hoo-fucking-rah.” Look at the clever boy with the badge, polishing his trophy. Shine on, you crazy diamond. Cos we’re just monkeys wrapped in suits, begging for the approval of others.
All likes, dislikes, up- and downvotes that you receive make you dependent on them. They can make you unhappy when you receive downvotes. When you receive upvotes and likes, they make you fill self-righteous, they make you crave more of approval.