"As a human being, it’s only natural to wish for recognition for your hard work and attempts, especially from family and friends, or especially from your own parents. But they will sometimes never acknowledge them, no matter how hard you push and fall and get up and scrape yourself and heal and persevere. My own father is a perfect example to this truth. But, chances are that once in a while something will go noticed, even in a delayed manner. But, in the meantime, find recognition in yourself. Find that moment of complete and utter truth within yourself when you narrate: “I am a human being. I am far from perfect, but at least I’ve tried. Every day I have risen and walked has been an achievement that many others have not accomplished. I have my whole life to figure things out. I am intelligent and I have strength of will and I have gotten this far and I acknowledge myself to being great.” Once that moment happens, you will no longer care so much for what others think or say and you will do things for you and search for new horizons for you and you will work hard and learn all you can for you. Come to terms with the fact that not everyone will see your accomplishments, but remember that they are trying to accomplish their own things because they are human too."
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