It’s often said that we all have certain needs and those needs must be met. Our greatest need, it could be argued is the need for acceptance and our greatest fear is the fear of rejection. The fear of rejection is, in many respects the by-product of the need for acceptance. In other words, if we weren’t dependent on the approval of others, if we could live our lives free of the need for acceptance then we wouldn’t fear rejection as much as we do, would we?
In my presentation I will discuss the difference between wants and needs for there is a world of difference between the two. And while it is certainty healthy and beneficial to want recognition, that it’s good to want to be accepted and approved of, these things, it will also be suggested are fundamentally unnecessary for living a full and satisfying life. All we really need to have true peace of mind is the ability to be approving and accepting of ourselves and to know, at a deep level that we are more than good enough just as we are.