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"Validation is a dirty high." - Owen Cook (RSD Tyler)

"The more validation I need, the less discernment I have." - Kurt Hanks

"You're dealing with the demon of external validation. You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because it feels so good." - Barbara Hall

"Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that's a need of the human condition - to look for affection or recognition or validation." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Women have to learn where their true source of validation is." - Maureen Murdock

"Some seek fame cause they need validation, Some say hating is confused admiration." - Nas

"I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste," - Linton Kwesi Johnson

"Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself" - Greg Behrendt

"Look inside, without anyone else's validation understand that you are valuable, talented, unique, and worthy." - Joe Sacco

"I think the thing that people do wrong today is that they pray for external validation." - T D Jakes

"If you get validation from outside, then suddenly everything you do at home is justified." - Anurag Kashyap

"People can think whatever they like. I don't desire their validation." - Tahereh Mafi

"I don't live my life seeking validation from people on social media." - Rickilee Coulter

"Models are just mannequins seeking validation at the hands of sleazy fashion people." - Amber Heard

"I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste." - Linton Kwesi Johnson

"Nothing is as empowering as real-world validation, even if it's for failure." - Steven Pressfield

"I don't live my life seeking validation from people on social media." - Ricki-Lee Coulter

"The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism." - Paul Ricoeur

"I work hard for the audience. It's entertainment. I don't need validation." - Denzel Washington

"To be in 'Vogue' has to mean something. It's an endorsement. It's a validation." - Anna Wintour

"If self-validation were our most significant societal measure - we would give trophies to ourselves." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"And if you ever need self-validation, Just meet me in the alley by the railway station" - Steven Morrissey

"As Buddha points out, you should not rely on the opinions of others for validation of your internal progression." - Frederick Lenz

"We have to recognise that the validation of identity comes through relationships we have and what we produce." - Eva Cox

"Family is the place where acceptance and validation are most needed, but often the hardest to find." - Bill Crawford

"You're learning to be nourished by the love you give, not by the validation offered in response to your giving." - Matthew Kahn

"It is easy to become addicted to the need of external validation, it is a dirty high." - Faisal Khokhar

"Validation comes to us in two ways: through trials we overcome, and through the words of older men." - John Eldredge

"A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation." - Ryne Sandberg

"We have a Father, and He cares about our internal world - issues of motive, issues of fear, issues of validation." - John Eldredge

"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 had turned personal validation into my primary source of meaning and value, so that without it I was miserable and depressed." - Tullian Tchividjian

"That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty." - Lupita Nyong'o

"If you are any kind of an artist, then validation . . . can be a result, but you're going to do the work anyway." - David Sedaris

"There's literary creation and literary business. When I first got something accepted, it gave my life a validation it didn't otherwise have." - Raymond Carver

"An artist doesn't necesetharily have to get acclaim from the outside. Maybe it is much better if he can get validation from within." - Aaron Rose

"I always tell people, don't worry about the haters, you are not a jackass whisperer. You have to be enough. You have to be your own validation." - Jane Park

"Knowledge is organized data. For it to be shelved as human knowledge it's got to be predictable, repeatable, all the basics of scientific validation have to be there." - Greg Graffin

"I'm hesitant to judge people. My favorite saying is "you do you." But, hopefully, you don't have to seek external validation from others to feel good about yourself." - Claire Holt

"I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me." - Steve Maraboli

"I think most models, when they start out, are insecure. And you become the focus of a lot of people's attention, so outside validation becomes too important." - Maud Adams

"I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious. And many times that validation message is negative or sad." - John Edward

"I love the village in my computer. There's little validation in the day-to-day life of a writer; sometimes we ache for a connection." - Lisa Unger

"When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away." - Shakti Gawain

"People confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfilment out of doing the thing you love." - Claire Danes

"The biggest place I look for validation is from my mother. That's the little girl in me that will never grow up." - Naomi Watts

"Seeking validation will keep you trapped. You don't need anyone or anything to approve of your worth. When you understand this you'll be free." - Unknown

"Don't solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you're just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning." - Sara Blakely

"Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love - you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer." - Eckhart Tolle

"Don't wait on approval, validation and likes from others - always give yourself the highest of approval ratings and work from there. Hold your head up and be fabulous no matter what!" - Jody Watley

"The world needs women who stop asking for permission from the principal. Permission to live their lives as they deeply know they often should. I think we still look to authority figures for validation, recognition, permission." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I don't need to get any validation by someone else who sits next to me in first class. If you think a seat in first class makes you a star, then you're not one." - Curtis Jackson

"If somebody sings a song that I wrote, I feel like its a nice point of validation for the song, because it shows that the song is able to stand on its own. I like that." - Jesse Harris

"The Talker needs attention. The Talker needs validation. The Talker would rather talk about an idea than confront the complexities, its obstacles. The Talker wants the glory but none of the hard work." - Jack Heffron

"As an actor, one is so appreciative when one is working. I think I am lucky that I have the opportunity to work having that total dependence on an external validation." - Andrew Garfield

"There's nothing more exciting than to have a project that you like, that you're proud of, and you're waiting for that validation for the world to see it and say, "Yeah! You know what? That was pretty damn funny!"" - Will Packer

"City planning finds its validation in the intuitive recognition that a burgeoning market society can not be trusted to produce spontaneously a habitable, sanitary, or even efficient city, much less a beautiful one." - Murray Bookchin

"He was waiting for something from me. Acknowledgement. Validation. Commiseration, perhaps. I could' even look at him because I was afraid of feeling any more than I already did." - Tiffanie DeBartolo

"We need to break boundaries, so every time I feel like, "Oh snap, oh my God, I don't know how this is gonna be received," I also feel this validation, like, "All the greats, all my favorites have felt this."" - Jordan Peele

"The limitation of the ethical phenomenon to its place and time does not imply its rejection but, on the contrary, its validation. One does not use canons to shoot sparrows." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Pure generosity emerges when we give without the need for our offering to be received in a certain way. That's why the best kind of generosity comes from inner abundance, rather than from feeling deficient and hollow, starved for validation." - Sharon Salzberg

"He was waiting for something from me. Acknowledgement. Validation. Commiseration, perhaps. I couldn't even look at him because I was afraid of feeling any more than I already did." - Tiffanie DeBartolo

"I've talked to nearly 30,000, people on this show, and all 30,000, had one thing in common: They all wanted validation...I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire." - Oprah Winfrey

"Pure generosity emerges when we give without the need for our offering to be received in a certain way. That's why the best kind of generosity comes from inner abundance, rather than from feeling deficient and hollow, starved for validation." - Sharon Salzberg

"I've tried to use the recognition as validation that I'm doing the kind of work that people are interested in and to feel that my work is a contribution." - Jerry Pinkney

"The whole HTML validation exercise is questionable, but validating as XHTML is flat-out masochism. Only recommended for those that enjoy pain. Or programmers. I can't always tell the difference." - Jeff Atwood

"I think that you should just create if you have the urge to create. There's a lot of other careers you can pursue to seek attention. If people want validation, there are other ways to get that." - Hannah Hart

"When you audition for something you do feel a little bit more legit. It's a validation that you are the right person for the job because they've chosen and they've seen you do something connected to that role." - Luke Evans

"I'm insecure, and I need the validation of strangers to feel whole. So, I need every single racist 12-year-old on the Internet to like me, or I don't feel complete." - Eric Andre

"Make sure your decision to have a child is based on the need to share your life completely with another little human being and not because of some personal need for validation as a woman." - Iman Abdulmajid

"I think we all need to be inside of us for 3 whole days, thinking about how we can love ourselves more, protect ourselves more, live life with more passion and look not outwards for validation but inwards." - Lady Gaga

"Release old concepts and energies that keep you in self-punishment patterns. Release old stories and create from a place of love and self-validation. You are worth it!" - Gautama Buddha

"I'm just a proud papa and it's nice to get that validation from my colleagues in the industry. You get up, you pull your pants down and you're like, "Here it is!"" - Richard Patrick

"Such abstraction which refuses to accept the given universe of facts as the final context of validation, such transcending analysis of the facts in the light of their arrested and denied possibilities, pertains to the very structure of social theory." - Herbert Marcuse

"You may occasionally be hurt by the sort of cavalier cruelty of commentary if you go into online forums, so there's definitely a maturity about not seeking validation from everyone, every single time." - Guillermo Del Toro

"One's own independent judgment is the means by which one must choose one's actions, but it is not a moral criterion nor a moral validation; only reference to a demonstrable principle can validate one's choices." - Ayn Rand

"Such abstraction which refuses to accept the given universe of facts as the final context of validation, such "transcending" analysis of the facts in the light of their arrested and denied possibilities, pertains to the very structure of social theory." - Herbert Marcuse

"I think every player wants to be acknowledged for what they have done. I think every player eligible for the Hall Of Fame feels that the ultimate validation is enshrinement." - Barry Larkin

"It's so easy today to get swept up in celebrity fixation and materialism and searching for some validation outside of yourself when we know it's really found within and through meaningful connections with other people." - Geoffrey S Fletcher

"The fact that people still talk and obsess about 'Twin Peaks', more than twenty years after the fact, is a great validation for what we thought we had going at the time." - Mark Frost

"If somebody sings a song that I wrote, I feel like it's a nice point of validation for the song, because it shows that the song is able to stand on its own. I like that." - Jesse Harris

"I don't need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second." - Lee Child

"I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his own skin. I like someone who doesn't need approval or validation." - Minka Kelly

"In 2007, I had on-paper success. I got to go to that Aspen comedy festival, which was pretty exclusive, I guess. Then I did Carson Daly. That was enough validation." - Kyle Kinane

"I think a lot of actors need validation. If you see truly amazing actors perform, they expose themselves to such an incredible degree. You can really see their pain." - Alex Kingston

"When I was 13, I told Henry Winkler I wanted to act. He said, Do it and don't let anyone stand in your way. His validation just made it all the more true. I haven't stopped thanking him since." - Marlee Matlin

"When we are looking for validation, that will never satisfy us. When we are looking for affection, for love, a little bit of that will be enough to be complete." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"I think I started out because I was desperate for approval and acceptance and praise. Some actors never break away from that. They're after that validation their whole life." - Judge Reinhold

"When you go to standup, there seems to be a common denominator of some form of need or want for validation from the audience that maybe you were lacking as a kid." - Ray Romano

"It would be real nice to have some kind of bell or whistle attached to this film - it would give it a longer life. People seem to need that validation to go to a film these days." - David Strathairn

"I'm secure in who I am. I don't need the validation of those that would say, you have to be a certain thing in order to be accepted. I'm comfortable going against the grain if I need to." - J C Watts

"Pure generosity emerges when we give without the need for our offering to be received in a certain way. That's why the best kind of generosity comes from inner abundance, rather than from feeling deficient and hollow, starved for validation." - Sharon Salzberg

"I believe my research "validates" is the idea that "the water holds and transmits information." I believe that the more we properly understand water, the more we can expand our consciousness into other dimensions. The validation for me personally has been invaluable because to be honest I could not sense the invisible world through my own sensibilities. When people would speak of the inner world of our psychology I would wonder if that was even possible, but through seeing how our thoughts have an observable effect on water I no longer doubt and it's because of this validation." - Masaru Emoto

"A child who's been injured by a parent waits her whole life for some acknowledgment of the wrong that's been done, some validation from him that her pain is real, that he's sorry and will make amends. The child will wait forever, unable to move forward, unable to forgive, without someone to acknowledge the past. In that powerlessness comes a terrible rage." - Lisa Unger

"I hesitate to say I was the class clown, but that was kind of how I interacted with other kids in school, and I very much appreciated the responses I got. The validation of laughter is often a very heavy psychological balm." - Simon Pegg

"A majority vote is not an epistemological validation of an idea. Voting is merely a proper political device-within a strictly, constitutionall y delimited sphere of action-for choosing the practical means of implementing a society's basic principles. But those principles are not determined by vote." - Ayn Rand

"Being published is not a necessary validation or a path everyone wants to take with their work. Writing-and finishing-a novel is a great thing in itself, whether or not the book is published, or becomes widely-read or not." - Garth Nix

"This Golden Globe nomination is sweet validation for the years of hard work it took to bring Coraline to life using stop-motion animation with the greatest crew of animators, artists, and technicians I've ever been privileged to work with. I share this nomination with all of them and we all share our thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press." - Henry Selick

"It's much nicer to be praised than to be damned. But you have to have a certain sense of your own priorities and ideas about what works and what doesn't because otherwise, if you're just looking for eternal validation all the time, you can be motivated by the wrong things and I don't think it's as personally satisfying in your own work." - Ben Affleck

"I think a lot of America turned to art and culture after Sept. 11. I know the sales of bibles went shooting up, but so did the sales of poetry. I think in a crisis one looks to one's culture, partially to give validation to why one would want that culture to survive." - Art Spiegelman

"Know that God has a plan for your life. Turn your life over to him every day. Stop looking outside yourself for validation and approval-you're letting other people define your happiness. Instead of trying so hard to manipulate life, take care of yourself on the inside. Then all those other attributes you're so desperately seeking will find you eventually." - Trisha

"A majority vote is not an epistemological validation of an idea. Voting is merely a proper political device-within a strictly, constitutionall y delimited sphere of action-for choosing the practical means of implementing a society's basic principles. But those principles are not determined by vote." - Ayn Rand

"Amazingly, 85 percent of prescribed standard medical treatments across the board lack scientific validation, according to the New York Times. Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal, suggests that this is partly because only one percent of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound, and partly because many treatments have never been assessed at all." - Kenny Ausubel

"Despite their tremendous talent, (NBA players) are still, by and large, young adults, seeking validation from an authority figure, and there is no greater authority figure on a team than the coach. Needless to say, in today's warped, self-indulgent climate, too many players couldn't care less about appeasing the coach." - Phil Jackson

"Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why [you] shouldn't do it. I didn't want to risk that." - Sara Blakely

"If I stop being on good behaviour for a moment, my dark little secret is that I don't actually believe many people in the art world have much feeling for art and simply cannot tell a good artist from a weak one, until the artist has enjoyed the validation of others - a received pronunciation." - Charles Saatchi

"Always remembering that we might be wrong, we must contemplate alternatives, concoct hedges, and search vigilantly for validation of our assessments. We always sell when a security's price begins to reflect full value, because we are never sure that our thesis will be precisely correct." - Seth Klarman

"I have become very critical of the whole book award system and could preach on that subject for quite a while, but I do know what an award can mean to a writer early in her career. It can give an essential validation." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Kids have moved from, "I have a feeling, I want to make a call," to "I'd like to have a feeling, I need to send a text." In other words, there's a continual need for validation. They're constituting a thought or feeling by sending it out for votes. That's really not where you want to be emotionally." - Sherry Turkle

"We all exist in similar systems that mirror and reproduce the same American culture for the most part. What Oscar Wilde said about the lucky author who has a non-literary day job no longer holds, if it ever did. Artists seek validation as much as they seek money. The creation and invention of culture and canon is where most of the trouble lies." - Fady Joudah

"The big downside to the global village that the Internet has created is that nothing has time to grow out of the public gaze and, even more dangerous, whatever your personal interests might be, there will always be someone somewhere to provide validation and encouragement." - Derek Ridgers

"Sometimes, as a young artist, I was looking for validation to know I was good enough, and that's what the initial audition gave me. It made me feel like I was doing something right, even if it is a scary or unstable path." - Erin Willett

"You think about people like Elvis, Kurt Cobain, or the Beatles, who grew up without privilege and needed a certain validation through peoples' acceptance, or admiration from their peers. And money is part of that, but it always comes too late." - Bradford Cox

"How would your life be different if... You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day ... You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others." - Steve Maraboli

"The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its verifying itself, its verification. Its validity is the process of its validation." - William James

"We believe that the Bible is a way God speaks to us,' Gruenewald says. 'When people see a verse, they see wisdom or truth they can apply to their lives or a situation they're going through.' Skeptics might call this 'subjective validation,' and psychologists call it the 'Forer Effect,' but to the faithful, it amounts to personally communicating with God.
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" - Hooked

"The number one way a man can succeed in fulfilling a woman's primary love needs is through communication. By learning to listen to a woman's feelings, a man can effectively shower a woman with caring, understanding, respect, devotion, validation, and reassurance...." - John Gray

"It is naively assumed that the fact that the majority of people share certain ideas and feelings proves the validity of these ideas and feelings. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consensual validation as such has no bearing on reason or mental health." - Erich Fromm

"We know that dismantling old oppressive regimes is a great deal faster and easier than building new flourishing democracies. Chinggis Khaan once said, 'It was easier to conquer the world on horseback than to dismount and govern.' True validation of democracy lies less in what we tear down, and more in what we build." - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

"Hollywood loves pre-validation. Even if someone has a property that was first published as a comic book that sold only 5,000 copies, for Hollywood, that is a stamp of approval. 'Oh, it was already published in another medium? Must be good!' They get assurance from knowing that someone else already took the risk." - David S Goyer

"I didn't make 'The New York Times' bestseller list until 'Charmed Thirds,' and then again for 'Fourth Comings.' It gave me a certain validation, and it certainly helps position me for future books, but it's not something I think about on a daily basis." - Megan Mccafferty

"Now is a time where there are so many social networks, such need for validation... you don't have to be a star or a politician to want to have likes or dislikes. Now there is a disease of popularity in the whole society." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"When creativity has become your habit; when you've learned to manage time, resources, expectations, and the demands of others; when you understand the value and place of validation, continuity, and purity of purpose, then you're on the way to an artist's ultimate goal; the achievement of mastery." - Twyla Tharp

"'Rocket Science' is really where I fell in love with filmmaking, I think 'Camp' was incredible, but it was so bizarre, and I was trying to find my footing in this world where you don't have an audience for immediate validation." - Anna Kendrick

"There was a time when I desperately wanted to be part of a Yash Chopra film, not because he was a great director, but because I was an outsider and I wanted that validation of being accepted in the film industry." - Katrina Kaif

"Common sense ... has the very curious property of being more correct retrospectively than prospectively. It seems to me that one of the principal criteria to be applied to successful science is that its results are almost always obvious retrospectively; unfortunately, they seldom are prospectively. Common sense provides a kind of ultimate validation after science has completed its work; it seldom anticipates what science is going to discover." - Russell L. Ackoff

"You're treated as though you're just a piece of meat, and you're there for consumption by men. I feel like the common thing is men feeling entitled to treat you how they want to treat you. You never feel as though you have a right to the space. And so that's the theme behind most of the posters - "I'm not outside for your entertainment" and "I'm not seeking your validation."" - Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

"The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others' validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals, or wind chimes. It's the natural consequence of having self-esteem, the greatest power you can have. With self-esteem, your life can broaden into an adventure because you can know in your gut that you can handle the unknown. And you can handle helping others without fear, which is true liberation." - Caroline Myss

"Failure is all a matter of perspective. Think of all the people you admire. I guarantee you they all failed at one time or another. The key is to recognize setbacks for what they really are-entry points for learning, not validation that you aren't good enough. After a disappointment analyze your actions, get feedback from friends, and take inventory of what you could do better next time. This type of self-reflection and improvement will ultimately make success inevitable." - Jillian Michaels

"I think it comes down to the type of personality that the performing arts seem to attract. And that's outgoing, very sensitive - sometimes incredibly insecure - people, that for some reason need a lot of validation. They have a lot that they have to get out, and they choose one of the hardest professions in the world in which to exist, being as sensitive as you need to be." - Audra Mcdonald

"Science is leading us forward in our evolution in the area of spiritual consciousness, in a sense. They're leading us to a final realization, through validation, of what spiritual masters have known for centuries. That we are a lot more than we seem, that we are all part of a whole, that we have far greater extended potential than we make use of or understand." - Lynne McTaggart

"Just the fact that Hilary Clinton won the popular vote by such a large number gives some validation to the impulse to stand firm. If we don't, I think within a year administration is pretty much going to dismantle American society as we've known it. I'm not sure that we're able to stop it from happening, but I don't think people should just roll over and passively watch it happen." - Paul Auster

"Don't seek approval. This may be the toughest suggestion for you to follow - and the most important. Whether you'te a teenager seeking approval from your peers, a middle-aged parent seeking the approval of your kids, or a man or woman seeking the approval of a partner, it all amounts to the same thing. You're giving your personal power away every time you seek validation from someone else for who you are." - T. J. MacGregor

"It's kind of the period of your career where as a fighter, you need some sort of validation from time to time. I mean, winning matches and going off to the next one, without really having any direction, it's fun, but it's good to have a period where you can say "Ok, I won a title. Ok, I got picked up by a big organization." So every step in there is important." - Bobby Lashley

"Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer." - Eckhart Tolle

"I entered a songwriting competition, I didn't win, and one of the judges on the panel was an A&R man at a record label that had no other acts and I signed to them. We sent my demo out to five people and David Kahne got back to me that day, and said I think you're amazing I want to start with you tomorrow. He was like my Harvard reach school, I couldn't believe it. I was really excited. It was the first time anyone of any importance said I was good and I ran with that validation for a long time." - Lana Del Rey

"Winning awards is great. Everyone wants to put a feather in their cap but for me the ultimate validation comes when you're standing on top of a peak and the weather's moving in and you're trying to manage logistics with your client, whether its food, water, shelter, and really there's only one constant out there: I know the last person I'm going to get to take care of is myself, so my gear has got to work. I take a lot of pride in knowing Eddie Bauer makes the best gear out there." - Reggie Crist

"I admire Joyce Maynard a lot, specifically her memoir "At Home in the World." Her writing is beautiful and fascinating and seemed to give me validation to the idea that I could write validly in earnest about my life with (my) very feminine point of view, and also that I could unapologetically explore the bad traits of my character (which I find to be more interesting to explore than the good traits), as well as explore other concepts that interest me like private vs public personas, age gap relationships, etc." - Marie Calloway

"I would still be reading out loud. I think that if you are any kind of an artist, then validation is just sort of... it can be a result, but you're going to do the work anyway. Because you're just wired that way. It's so engrained, it's such a part of your personality that you don't just stop doing it. Eventually I'll retire on some level, eventually no one will want to buy my books or a ticket to see me read, it's inevitable that's going to happe" - David Sedaris

"Facebook provides numerous examples of variable social rewards. Logging-in reveals an endless stream of content friends have shared, comments from others, and running tallies of how many people have 'liked' something (figure 21). The uncertainty of what users will find each time they visit the site creates the intrigue needed to pull them back again. While variable content gets users to keep searching for interesting tidbits in their Newsfeeds, a click of the 'Like' button provides a variable reward for the content's creators. 'Likes' and comments offer tribal validation for those who shared the content, and provide variable rewards that motivate them to continue posting.
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"Facebook Facebook provides numerous examples of variable social rewards. Logging-in reveals an endless stream of content friends have shared, comments from others, and running tallies of how many people have 'liked' something (figure 21). The uncertainty of what users will find each time they visit the site creates the intrigue needed to pull them back again. While variable content gets users to keep searching for interesting tidbits in their Newsfeeds, a click of the 'Like' button provides a variable reward for the content's creators. 'Likes' and comments offer tribal validation for those who shared the content, and provide variable rewards that motivate them to continue posting.
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" - Hooked

"You do learn things and one of them is that happiness has nothing to do with validation from other people, the important thing is being happy with yourself ... finding something that is important to you and sticking with it no matter what anyone says. The truth is you've got to really be tough because there are all kinds of forces that are always trying to get you to do things their way ... trying to tell you that you are throwing your life away if you don't follow their advice." - Kurt Cobain

"I am committed to writing appropriate books for the middle grades. This means no bad language, no gratuitous or explicit violence, and no sexual content beyond what you might find in a PG-rated movie - expressions of who likes whom, holding hands, and perhaps the occasional kiss. The idea that we should treat sexual orientation itself as an adults-only topic, however, is absurd. Non-heterosexual children exist. To pretend they do not, to fail to recognize that they have needs for support and validation like any child, would be bad teaching, bad writing, and bad citizenship." - Rick Riordan

"You become funny for a reason. I became an actor because that's who I was, nothing else - it was the only thing I was good at. You become a clown and you make people laugh because a) it protects you from everything, and b) it's this validating force in your life. And when you're 12 and 13 years old, you need validation and you're lost and you're kind of floating and you suffer from a severe learning disability and you're overweight and you have glasses... you become funny for a reason." - Matthew Lillard

"I believe that the major operating ethic in American society right now, the most universal want and need is to be on TV. I've been on TV. I could be on TV all the time if I wanted to. But most people will never get on TV. It has to be a real breakthrough for them. And trouble is, people will do almost anything to get on it. You know, confess to crimes they haven't committed. You don't exist unless you're on TV. Yeah, it's a validation process." - Hunter S Thompson

"Most comics are not truly rebellious or creatively free. Most comics, paintings, music, etc., are derivative of other, more successful works. And it's quite often that those without much rebellious spirit are the ones to imitate it. Genuine radical expression is hard to come by, but it usually crops up when money is not a motivating factor. You can take all the liberties you want when someone else's dime is not at stake. The validation is not a threat to comics. A far greater threat to the creative freedom of artists working in any medium is self-consciousness and self-censorship." - Phoebe Gloeckner

"With every post, tweet, or pin, users anticipate social validation. Rewards of the tribe keep users coming back, wanting more. Sites that leverage tribal rewards benefit from what psychologist Albert Bandura called 'social learning theory.'[lxxvi] Bandura studied the power of modeling and ascribed special powers to our ability to learn from others. In particular, Bandura showed that people who observe someone being rewarded for a particular behavior are more likely to alter their own beliefs and subsequent actions. Notably, Bandura also showed that this technique works particularly well when people observe the behavior of people most like themselves, or those who are slightly more experienced (and, therefore, role models).[lxxvii] This is exactly the kind of targeted demographic and interest-level segmentation that social media companies such as Facebook and industry-specific sites such as Stack Overflow selectively apply.
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