External validation: 4 reasons why and when it’s okay.

Ikram Al Mouaswas
5 min readFeb 2, 2021
Some random image I found on the internet

“True confidence is knowing that you alone are enough, without the need for anyone else’s validation”.

How many times have you heard this? How bad are we taught to feel when we find ourselves vying for external validation?

The western culture is obsessed with individualism, it took us so far down the spectrum, we now claim individual validation…

Ikram Al Mouaswas

Consultant by pay, writer by passion. Love listening to podcasts, books, and people. All about philosophy and psychology of life, happiness and humans.