Beautiful Skin

I’m curious. Why do we give so much weight to other people’s opinions? I know someone who is really conflicted with himself because of how he feels everyone else views him. Interestingly enough this particular insecurity is present in males more often than they would like to let on. Why?

I mean I understand needing to relate. I understand needing compassion. But what I do not understand is the notion that someone or anyone else can validate you as a person. That just seems like uncomfortable skin to attempt to sleep in.

All I can say and this lesson was learned over time, If I don’t think I’m the shit why would anybody else?