When you create something, there's this burning impulse to share it and to be praised for your efforts. It's something I struggle with daily. It's a habit I don't quite know how to break. We're programmed to work for reward. We're taught that effort equals payout. When no positive reinforcement comes? We see the action as a failure. That is so sad to me. That breaks my heart. Because not only is that so far from the truth, it's almost impossible to argue with. It's a hard, long battle when you attempt to see true value in yourself when no one is there to validate or affirm you.