This need for approval also worms it’s way into my hungry mind, when I try a new recipe, or sketch a portrait, or even, when I write a post that gets appreciated by fellow bloggers. Of course, the reaction is as lukewarm as always. Sigh! But,why is it, that we yearn for that one look, that one word, from the ‘person who matters the most’, which would mean the world to us; which holds more weight than, oh, I don’t know, an 80 feet container?! And, all this, even after so many years of togetherness? When ‘taken for granted’ is the set trend?
We humans are such an unsatisfied lot! Always yearning for approval,needy for feeling wanted, loved and admired, for anything and everything we do! Why can’t we trust ourselves to know, that we are exceptional beings, capable of doing anything we set our hearts on, to the best of our abilities? The guys at Facebook have taken advantage of this very human frailty, and devised the Like button; our morales depend on that one tiny button, each time we give the world a peep into our lives!
However, we learn from our mistakes. We learn from the lessons that life teaches us at every turn. And, I for one, have learnt, never to expect any kind of approval from the you-know-who! I write, and my fellow bloggers appreciate my creativity. I cook, and my taste buds commend my culinary skills, I dress up and the mirror praises my beauty and applauds my sartorial sense! Whoa! What more do I want?
Just one “Like’ from the man-of-my-life,
for the pains I have taken, to be the ideal wife!