Beware of people’s praises

“Beautiful things of any kind are beautiful in themselves and sufficient to themselves. Praise is extraneous. The object of praise remains what it was—no better and no worse. This applies, I think, even to “beautiful” things in ordinary life— physical objects, artworks.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

Many times we fall for and seek out people’s praises. We act in a way to get praises from our spouses, children, friends, employers, and strangers. It may satisfy us to crave “likes” and “shares” on social media, but this will not really make us fulfilled. Like Marcus Aurelius said, the object of praise remains what it is. So work on your own character and esteem. Be comfortable with who you are. You don’t need people’s praises to make you feel good! 

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