Be a God-Pleaser, Not a Praise-Chaser

The Humble "I"

Being worried (afraid, even) of what others think is a blank cheque for mental torture or torment. ‘A man’s reputation,’ said John Milton, ‘is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.’ It’s natural to want acceptance: no one likes being ill thought of. But it is simply not possible to please everyone, to be liked by everyone all the time. Someone will think something negative about you, and there’s nothing that can be done about it. Today, more than ever before, too many people spend too much time living under the tyranny of what people think – nowhere is this more so the case than on social media.

Our current narcissistic selfie culture and on-line approval seeking have significantly contributed, especially in the young, to mass anxiety and a mental health crisis. Sadly, huge levels of angst are being nurtured as people anxiously anticipate, crave, or obsess over the Instagram, Facebook or Twitter likes (or lack of)…

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