The validation declaration

What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel important. Don’t get caught in this trap. – Paulo Coelho

I don’t need your validation to know that my opinions have value. Their very existence and origin is value enough.

I don’t need to please you to know that I’m great and important and making an impact. I don’t need you to tell me my worth, because I know what I’m worth, and that’s a hell of a lot more than your opinion is worth to me.

I know who I am. I know what I’m about. I know my principles, my values and my valuables. I may not agree with your opinions, but I will vigorously advocate and defend your right to hold them. Show me the same courtesy.

If I say something, that’s not an invitation for you to either agree or contradict. Sometimes, it’s okay to just accept.

If my family want to judge my decisions, they can.

If my friends want to judge my opinions, they can.

If my blog audience wants to judge my writings, they can.

I’ve basically mastered the art of acceptance, and will not let the judgements of others get to me.

I’m not going to waste time caring what you think, because in the end, I don’t give a feck.

It’s my life.