The need for external validation is not something new

But social media has raised it to new heights, it’s true

Instead of seeking validation from people you know

You end up seeking validation from strangers, hoping to grow

Your social media presence, get positive comments

Gradually you start posting with the sole intent

Of getting positive feedback, and gradually

Your content gets influenced by flattery

Your unique perspective that had garnered praise

Starts fading away, as you run harder in the rat race

With every new fad and every trend

You continuously try to experiment

Slowly content that is run of the mill

No longer attracts followers, the numbers go downhill

The external validation that had you on a hedonistic high

Is no longer there, your confidence drops from the sky

Then you decide to get out of the groove, take a break

Cure yourself of your addiction to comments real and fake


You know who you are, you know what you can do

No Instagram follower of yours can validate that for you

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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