· To seek approval is to have no resting place, no sanctuary. Like all judgment, approval encourages a constant
striving. It makes us uncertain of who we are and of our true value. This is as true of the approval we give ourselves
as it is of the approval we offer others. Approval can’t be trusted. It can be withdrawn at any time no matter what our track record has been. It is as nourishing of real growth as cotton candy. Yet many of us spend our lives pursuing it. –Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom