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The Importance of Validation


On Oprah’s final episode of her wildly popular TV show, she highlighted the importance of validation: “I’ve talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show,” she said, “and all 30,000 had one thing in common. They all wanted validation.”

Validation. What is it? It’s getting feedback from others that “what I do and what I say matters to you. You hear me. You see me. You think of me. You thank me. You acknowledge my accomplishments. You appreciate my efforts.”

The opposite of validation? Non-recognition. “I don’t give a damn what you want, what you say, what you think. Who cares? You’re overreacting. You’re nuts. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

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The Importance of Validation

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  1. Nice read ! But I am wondering if humans can do without the need for validation at all (Even self validation). Is it possible to survive and keep functioning without the motivation to get validated and still be at peace.

    This may be lead to a spiritual conversation but would love to hear any thoughts on the same.

 

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