We are the Validation Generation. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Dribbble and endless other sites are powered by intoxicating feedback loops. We don’t lack for confidence, but it’s a shallow confidence built on the shifting sands of social approval, a temporary high. The pursuit of ego gratification is addictive, but unsatisfying. I know this from experience, from counting comments and checking my site traffic over the years to comparing Twitter followers.
Constantly looking for validation and approval through likes, tweets and feedback will stifle your ability to create and explore new ideas. You should fight the urge for validation just like you would procrastination or fear.
Well said Brian Bailey.