Because most of us live far above the poverty line (and have plenty of disposable income), it’s likely that many of our life decisions are heavily influenced by our need for approval.
This approval comes from many different sources (family, friends, peers, neighbors, rich brother-in-law, etc.) and it’s different for everyone.
Imagine for a minute that you could eliminate this need… How would your life be different?
Would you have the same career? Live in the same house? Work as many hours? Put your kids in all those sports?
Impressing others delivers small measures of fleeting happiness.
Lasting joy comes from comfortably settling into your unique journey.