I have come to realize something about myself, that is that I enjoy being the person in charge of completing a specific task. And when some one takes away my ability to do that task, like when someone tries to "help" me and really ends up taking over my task I get this feeling of worthlessness. It is really not fun. However, it really makes me think, what is it in me that has this deep need to be needed? Why do I feel the need to have constant reassurance that I am important? And, what does this say about me? That I am insecure? Well, I already knew that.
Truth is, really, we all have this deep desire for importance. We all want to be wanted. We all want to be needed. Most of all, we all want to be loved and appreciated. Explains a lot, right?
I mean when you look at our society, what do we value? Do we value fame? We spend our entire lives working, and for what? So that we can be considered "successful". What is "success", though? Is it becoming a CEO of a multimillion dollar company? How would you define success?
I think material success is doing what you love, doing it well, and being loved for doing it. I really don't care what I end up doing as long as I know it is what I am supposed to be doing, and that will make me happy.
What if we all stopped trying so hard to be happy, and started just being content with where we are, what we have, and who we are?
Just a thought.
Much hope and love,Brit