“You will never stop seeking validation from others. It’s impossible. Instead, seek validation for better reasons and from better people.” -Mark Manson
Institutional validation is a powerful force. It can make or break passion projects, change people’s lives (especially financially) and do wonders for self esteem.
You decide you don’t need validation, approval or permission.
Greenlight yourself. Be the cavalry. Go make your art.
And while you’re at it, help others do the same.
P.S. – Speaking of placebos, this recent Seth Godin post.