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I was seeking his approval in some way I couldn’t quite define. I wanted him to want me, and I wasn’t sure what that meant. Did I sense a connection? Or did I just want to win him over?
By Eloise URL on 08.12.2012
You need approvals to do everything. Especially when you feel inferior. Desire for approval makes people anxious about everything they do. They are limited by religion and law.
The best things in life are never bound to approvals. Everyone should know that before asking for it
By Davor Dubravic on 08.12.2012
Approval for being yourself. Approval for everything you’ve done. Why do humans always need approval for everything? Is that just how we are made? How can that be healthy? Constantly seeking approval for everything you do and everything you have ever done?
By Sarah URL on 08.12.2012
I always want approval from my friends. Always hoping that they think you are wearing the right clothes. Wearing your hair the right way. Saying the right things. Doing the right things. Eating the right things. Listening to the right music.
By Sarah on 08.12.2012
The thing you’re always seeking in anything but can never truly obtain. Like constantly running on a treadmill society puts in front of you.
By Amelie on 08.12.2012
I realized a little too late I didn’t need your approval. All I needed was mine
By stephaniewrites URL on 08.12.2012
I don’t need anyone’s approval to live my life. A life worth living is a life worth living the way you want it. No one needs the approval of others to be happy or fulfilled with life, only the approval of themselves. Life is what we make of it, not what others want you to make of it. Be happy, you only live once.
By Heather URL on 08.12.2012
I search for his approval in everything I do. The way my hair looks, the way I speak, how I move. I don’t know if I receive it. It feels like it’s never good enough. I feel inadequate.
By Noelle Curran URL on 08.12.2012
I always need approval before I can do something. If i don’t get approval and I do it without permission I will usually get into trouble. When you want to get approval you want them to say yes. But there is time that they will say no.
By Torri on 08.12.2012
I wanted approval – craved it, even. I was so desperate for approval that I would have done anything at that point just to get the part. I would have bribed and begged and pleaded all just to impress a boy I liked.
By Caitlin on 08.12.2012
i don’t need anyone’s approval…not necessary….that is all…no worries…no judgement…things just as they are….i think we get all twisted up when we behave a certain way to gain someone else’s approval…
By Flynne URL on 08.12.2012
Approval, it’s a funny thing. No matter how much you try to convince yourself otherwise you find yourself needing it. Molding yourself to attain it.
It amazes me to still crave it.
Should I do that? everyone nods. Oh yes, sure then that must be the right path for me.
Depressing isn’t it?
Especially the fact that I crave it most from my parents. The people I seem to get it the least from…
By Blue on 08.12.2012
I need to know about this stuff
what is oneword about
By sammy on 08.12.2012
I crossed my arms over my chest, and stared up at him with as much defiance as I could muster. “You have no power over me,” I huffed, and it was true. I didn’t need his approval before I did anything. In fact, he could go and screw himself for all I cared. So I gave him the middle finger, and then just walked away.
By Savvy on 08.12.2012
Approval is awesome. It is when someone lets you do something. When someone is PROUD of you. Basically, it is a sense of accomplishment to all of the world. I love approval. It shapes out lives. I wouldn’t be what I am today without approval. I would be a broken down old teen who feels un- loved. That is not a good felling at all. We all know that!! Who doesn’t know that?
By Jess on 08.12.2012
Approval is what it means to have someone appreciate who you are fully, to totally understand you and accept it. They are proud of you….you are approved. Its the feeling of acceptance on fire.
By REKHA KENNEDY on 08.12.2012
The man kneeled down to her father and asked for his approval. The father shook his head for he thought that man must first undergo challenges to be able to earn his approval. The girl the man love pleaded for them to be married because there was a war brewing but the father shook his head and insisted on challenging the man.
By Rawr means I love you URL on 08.12.2012
I want your approval. I want you to see me and not see anything else. For you to finally give me the feeling of satisfaction within myself that I’ve been craving for months. For months since I met you; I want you to tell me you love me.
By AJ on 08.12.2012
im not sure what exactly I’m doing… although maybe the reason I’m not sure is becuase I’m worried about approval.. will people approve of what i wrote? is what I wrote okay? Is this the right way? But of course I know in these kinds of thigns there is no right or wrong that’s the point isn’t it? To make everyone feel like they can do something- do the task
By camfaith on 08.12.2012
That is when someone says that they think that what you do or say is right or in any way good. When someone approves of what I say or do, I feel quite good. Approval is society’s way of saying: “Screw you” if you don’t follow the approved behaviour.
By Alvaro Dumain on 08.12.2012
I don’t need it from you, not that I’ll get it. Writing slow, but that’s something I want to do and I’m okay with that. Trying to become more of a narcissist like yourself. Is it working yet?
By Zoe on 08.12.2012
My hands shakes in anticipation. He was probably going to answer the door. I could just sense it. Should i look straight ahead or- or maybe just put my hands in my pocket? Yes, no. No don’t do that he won’t think your a gentleman and you need to be a gentleman in order to pass the test. Maybe just stand sideways, er- yeah. Yeah that’s good, maybe even- nah. Don’t put your hands on your hips they’ll think you into guys. It was so hard to get approval from her father. I just hope i don’t screw up again.
By Christine Grobelny URL on 08.12.2012
I already wrote about approval. But you see, I have something else to say. I hate not being what you want, and I suppose that’s disapproval. Approval doesn’t even exist! It’s like unicorns or god. It’s a nonexistent idea that everyone will always chase after.
By Amris on 08.12.2012
Pending approval caused the appraisal to apply applicably.
By Marianne URL on 08.12.2012
she signed her name at the bottom, then clicked her pen. if only i died in that half second it took for her to slide the papers over to me, but soon they were looking at me with their blank faces and still my stubborn lungs were breathing. she folded my fingers around the pen when i merely stared back at them.
her hands were cold, her eyes colder. “your turn.”
i held my breath; i wish my heart followed suit.
By isa on 08.12.2012
Kelly yelled at Sasha to come back, she knew that Sasha did not understand what was at stake. Sasha turned around and said ” you’re not my mother, I don’t need you approval”
By openeyes on 08.12.2012
I looked over to the girl beside me, her wide, vacant eyes catching mine.
“Sorry.” I murmured to no one in particular, she was already half way down the corridor.
Quietly, methodically, I berated my stupidity, gently pinched my thigh, suppressed the urge to reach for the blade I always carried.
By T on 08.12.2012
I nod at the shirts in my suitcase, smiling at the socks with their little embroidered smiles that I tuck away so my teammates won’t see.
I pull out my letter with the words, “Eve ____, you’ve been appointed captain of a team.”
I smile in approval.
By Equals Dee on 08.12.2012
She desperately needed his approval. Of what? She wasn’t sure. But she definitely needed him to approve. She felt empty and anxious. He could reassure her. But how was she to ask a question that she didn’t even know existed?
By Lili Frank Robinson URL on 08.12.2012
something to seek. something to long for. yet, it is quite elusive as it is only allowed to come to you through others. it is not something you can earn. it is not something you can deserve. it is something others may choose to bestow upon you. and while they may not, you can earn it from yourself. and give yourself what you are longing for.
By kari on 08.12.2012
Approval is the word people crave for. It’s what makes people impressed with the world and themselves. We search for approval when we need it the most; when we are hurting for it.
By Jacob Resendez on 08.12.2012
Her approval meant everything. Her nod meant that the world was in the right place, a slight frown? You’d better rethink your strategy. When it came to her small niche she was queen of all. No one got past her. No one tried. It would be like dissing god. There was no way that they could ever do it.
By Mairead URL on 08.12.2012
approval is not ever needed. especially by society. well atleast i dont need approval i do what i want. i dont wait or care for anyones approval . why would i waste my life waiting on soeone elses approval
By Becka Mae on 08.12.2012
We seek it from our parents, teachers, elders. We grant it to our children, friends, employees. But mostly we give it to ourselves.
By Jerry Dreifuerst on 08.12.2012
i want his approval but yet im starting to not . im sick of waiting for him while he plays with my emotions . but still i cant seem to make myself not want him approval. grrrrrrr
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