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Validation from World

” Experience life through most precious lens, not through the lens of camera and someone’s excellent photography skills.”

Should I upload pictures of myself
In some elegant dress
To get the validation that
I am beautiful

Should I make a video
Every time I dance with joy
To get the validation that
I am happy

Should I proclaim
Yeah!! I am in love
To get the validation that
I also have a cute love story

Should I show you the tickets
Every time I go on a vacation
To get the validation
That I am also having fun

Should I make pointless conversation
With everyone around me
To get the validation
That I am social

Should I behave and talk
In a particular way and language
To get the validation
That I am educated

Should I tell the world
Every moment I breathe
To get the validation
That I am alive

Should I keep buzzing
Yeah! My life is beautiful
Even better than everyone else
To get the validation
That I have an abundant life.

Should I keep begging for validation?
Should I?
Do I really need these validations?


जब जिंदगी जीया तब दुनिया का ख़्याल था,
और जब दुनिया में दिखावा था तब जिंदगी नहीं.”

थाम कर हाथ सरेआम चूम ले तो इश्क़ मत समझना तस्वीरों की मुस्कराहट अक्सर झूटी होती है

चलते हुए राह मुड़ के देख ले तो फिक्र मत समझना
भागने वालों को अक्सर पकड़े जाने का ड़र रहता है

गर चमक रहे हैं चेहरे तो बेदाग़ मत समझना
पहन कर मुखौटे ही अक्सर वारदातें होती हैं

सोने के गहनों से खुद को लाद ले, तो खरा मत समझना

जनाज़ा भी अक्सर फूलों से सजाया जाता है


Sharing your happiness with the world on social media by uploading photographs and videos etc is much appreciated, but creating an opinion that those who are not doing the same are not happy in their lives, is not a sensible act.
Now a days everything is governed by social media, is there any photographs, videos etc are floating on the web or not?
How well anything is being flaunted is directly proportional to the thinking of people.

What you think about this?

Feel free to give your views in the comment section of this poem.

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Please give your valuable suggestions and feedbacks.

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🌿Spread the Ray of Sunshine🌿

रश्मि 🌿


35 thoughts on “Validation from World

  1. The introspective soul that consistently seeks self-improvement requires no validation from external sources. They recognize their failures, just as easily as their successes. The correct measure for them is that each day they strive to be a better person than the day before. What more could anyone ask of or judge about another human being? Beautifully written and articulated!


  2. If I felt I had to justify all I did to others I would be leading a miserable life at times. As for doing things to ‘impress’ friends, why would that be necessary? Nice when friends tell you they are going on vacation, not so good if they spend telling you about it before they go. Do you need a special picture for a profile? I laughed at that one, I have never thought that was necessary and what really amuses me is when folks seem to think they have to post a picture of when they were 10 years younger or more! Anyway, your poem actually does raise interesting questions and is well written. 🙂 🙂


  3. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂 I love this post. Indeed, it’s so easy to get lost in the world of social media. But we all can do better. Awareness such as this is a great start!


  4. I love the poem and also your own views about seeking validation from the world.
    Like you, I also do believe that people can do whatever they feel they ought to do to be happy, whether it be online or not. I also agree that people shouldn’t make assumptions about how other people live their lives. If they love to be in the spotlight and that truly makes them happy, that’s okay. It is also totally okay to choose to live a quiet life separate from what everybody else is doing.

    To each their own. Live and let live. ♥

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  5. I upload pictures sometimes and look at the others. Mine are poor in comparison. Sometimes if I don’t upload I can deceive myself into thinking that my artwork or writing is good. But I’m not an artist and I’m not a writer really. When I look at it honestly myself, it is ugly. Should I seek validation? Well that depends. I could search until I find a place where I can get a compliment, or search for criticism. Are either valid? I don’t know because there are no standards on the internet. Many are self-appointed experts, and many are experts with PhD’s in Nonsense.
    I’ve never had any actual joy. Joy is in my imagination. If I ever had any, I might post a video because I’d want to spread it. Perhaps it would be an educational show-off video: this is how I laugh and you can too.
    My next video: “Here I am on the Moon. Soon we’ll leave from the Moon Base and go to Mars and never come back because we wouldn’t be able to withstand the radiation exposure on the way back. I brought a textbook with me to read on the long trip. It’s paperback to save power. It’s entitled, How to Make Pointless Conversation.“. I must learn not to say anything meaningful because it annoys the others who must stir themselves to say, “Uh, huh, that’s interesting. Look, there are meteor storms; the weather’s not so nice again today. The dried peas came out good today, don’t you think?”

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  6. मैंने कविताएँ जोर से पढ़ीं,
    बेचने के लिए किताबें थीं
    बचाने के लिए चेहरा

    इमारतों के खिलाफ मेरी आवाज गूंज गई
    लगभग भूकंप आ गया
    लेकिन किसी ने अर्थ के लिए नहीं सुना।

    एक पर्यटक ने एक तस्वीर ली
    इसे सागर में पोस्ट किया

    कोई डूब रहा था, और
    आभरणा ने मुझे एक पत्र लिखा

    मैंने “Aabharana” को देखा है।
    शायद “Aabharana” मुझे देख लेगी।

    मेरे पास दिखाने के लिए कई चेहरे हैं।
    डगलस गिल्बर्ट


  7. I would never ever do all those things 😊
    What is the point if we try to live according to the rules set by others? Living in a society there are certain rules to follow but we have to live our lives according to our beliefs.Well expressed.


  8. Sometimes I have to wonder though, if we are reaching out to social media… as I do and so many others for validation, doesn’t that simply say I am not getting enough IRL? Thank you it was a wonderful introspection poem.


  9. Thanks for that wonderful poem. I agree with the essence of it. I don’t want to insult anyone with the following statement, but if I am honest to myself I must say that I do believe “sharing” in the sense of “posting” to social networks is maybe 5 % communication and 95 % [1] feeding ones own insecurity and [2] laziness. By “laziness” I mean this: If you truly were interested in communicating with certain individuals, you’d send them either a personal message or else participate in a group-chat of some kind. “Posting” to the whole world is not really communication between you and your friends/family. It’s lazy. (Once again, I don’t mean to insult anyone. Some people probably manage to use social networks as true communication with friends and family, but I think most would be better off with only individual chats and group-chats. They’d be happier, more secure in themselves and get better relationships.)

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  10. FB likes 💓are fictitious…
    Cos people will notice and attempt to digest your posts even if they don’t LIKE… 🤣🤣🤣
    But u can definitely catch attention by posting something which is not digestable easily… 🤣🤣🤣


  11. Explaining the things isn’t a big deal,, but putting them into words as much raw as u did,, is great👍


  12. You just about summed up every rant that builds at the tip of my tongue every time somebody decides to ask me sh!t about my life. Thanks for a brilliant poem!


  13. Live is changing at very fast pase.. People do love changes and get new experiences. It just depend on us to go with the flow or make other stream out of it!! It up to you, no validation needed ☺😊

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  14. Are you not seeking approval or writing this blog post? Though it may not be a photo or artwork even people who write could be seeking the same approval. Mini basic approval to validate that they are alive. It may be just a fundamental human need. I post photos of mine that I like that I think are good and post for myself. If others see the beauty also going to makes me happy that they are pleased. Sunday not have the opportunity to see some of the things I see. And this may give them that opportunity.
    Nice post.

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  15. Personally, I share with bloggers who enjoy similar interests. At times I feel like I’m involved with a more modern version of National Geographic, whereby I can experience international pics of places I’ll never visit, as well as art and poetry that’s unique to each author. Nice verse.

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  16. This whole thing about seeking approval- it’s really sad that we must live like this. But somehow I think it just happens. That I don’t care what the world says is not impossible but difficult-yes.

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  17. I think sometimes it’s about self expression and it can feel good to be heard and seen in such an overwhelming world – even if it is mostly by friends, people you know in real life or have a genuine contact with online. It doesn’t help to feel we are in competition or that we don’t exist without that external validation. And not everyone is online. Maybe it’s more peaceful without the internet!

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