When the value we give ourselves is based on how much our looks are appreciated on instagram or how our thought gather approval on FB, we open the doors to existential hell.
Relying on other people’s judgment to build self-esteem is the main path to personal hell. In trying to understand the human being, including myself, I have identified it as one of the most relevant factors of the malaise of life. What others think is fickle and ephemeral, often based on superficiality and ignorance.
Do you really want to give so much power to the people around you? When the value we give ourselves is based on how much our looks are appreciated on instagram or how our thought gather approval on FB, we open the doors to existential hell. Because the problem is that the ass will sag and become more and more shapeless and the thoughts, even the most creative ones are out of date in an instant. The frantic need to please at all costs leads to continuous compromises and a (self) destructive flattening. For life to be a creative pleasure, it is essential to be our own heroes, to be content with our own actions or words, to know how to forgive mistakes and learn from them. Asking yourself how much you like this and how happy you are, it would be a great start and a fantastic end.