Vanity, self-absorption, an obsessive and unconscious angst leads people to seek validation from others, to seek to prove themselves to others. This people escape themselves by competing with others, by designing ways to create something which makes them stand out, show off, and separate themselves from the rest.
And this comes about because there is loneliness inside, and anxiety, and there is no identity in the individual. See, when one has identity, or feels identity, there is no need to prove yourself to others in order to fit in or belong.
Being one with yourself requires no seeking to belong. When you feel truly whole, what can the masses offer you really?? You have to take time out of your day and see this truth in yourself, silently, confidently.
Observe how the ignorance in the world moves, how people are obsessed with needing to belong to this and that, so you can free yourself and stop imitating them. And that very enlightenment will change you completely, and steer your life in a better, more clear direction.
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