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Old November 9th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #21
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One reason why they mean so much is because others are mirrors to us. A compliment is like favourable lighting shining upon our reflection.
Nice words. Very poetic.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #22
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Yes, if they are worthy of such praise. That is a fallacy of society that has taken hold recently. We think that just because our leaders are idiots, then all people who lead, whether they are middle management or whatever, are idiots. The truth is that the middle managers of society were always the ones who took us on the right course towards prosperity.
The opposite direction too. Remember the banks and the economy?
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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #23
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Because we let others define our worth.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #24

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Because we let others define our worth.
Some people, perhaps, do, but it may have more to do with us needing others. Prisoners dread solitary confinement, and most of us seek to interact with others one way or another. Compliments seem to assure we won't be alone.
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I would say Justification, simple as that.
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