To Feel Acknowledged

We are all, in some way or the other, at some point in time, attention seekers. I said it! We crave care, kindness, and empathy. Expression of love and affection benefits the receiver and us who show it. The desire to love and receive love is human. The more we lack it, the more psychologically affected, anxious, and blue we will feel. 

According to studies, we must feel a sense of belonging, safety, and mattering to feel human and satisfied. We must also portray emotions of compassion and understanding towards other humans to decipher being alive and happy completely. 

As social beings, humans have an inherent need to feel acknowledged and valued by others. Feeling acknowledged helps to boost self-esteem, enhance social connections, and create a sense of belonging. Acknowledgment can come in different forms, such as compliments, recognition, or validation of our efforts.

Acknowledgment can also have a significant impact on our mental and emotional well-being. For example, feeling ignored or dismissed can lead to inadequacy, low self-esteem, and depression. On the other hand, receiving acknowledgment can boost our confidence, improve our mood, and enhance our overall well-being.

Acknowledgment is also essential in fostering positive relationships. When people feel acknowledged, they are more likely to reciprocate positive behavior and build stronger connections. Acknowledgment can help create a positive feedback loop that reinforces good behavior and builds trust and respect.

Employers can also benefit from acknowledging their employees’ efforts. Acknowledgment in the workplace can boost employee morale, increase job satisfaction, and enhance productivity. Acknowledgment can also help to retain valuable employees and create a positive workplace culture.

Feeling acknowledged is a fundamental human need that significantly benefits our mental and emotional well-being, social connections, and workplace productivity. Acknowledgment can come in many forms, from a simple thank you to public recognition. By acknowledging others, we can create a positive and supportive environment that fosters growth and well-being.

Feeling significant and substantially mattering is the basic necessity for mental and physical well-being in life, and for all the right reasons, it is a community endeavour. In other words, we feel heard and loved because of others, and others think significant because of us. It is a give and takes in this world of different and varied emotions and feelings. 

Wanting to feel loved is a nervous necessity for us – our brains and nervous system must be tuned and given attention to by others to assist in developing emotional self-regulation. We rely on others (our friends and family) for security, safety, and love to thrive and be emotionally stable. 

Just like the strength of purpose is the driving force of human lives, we all thrive and survive on the basic need for feeling desired and accepted. To show the world that we live on love, compassion, and acceptance, we need to be more human and lessen the rates of crimes and dishonest human behaviours. Let us all be more mindful of ourselves, our desires, our basic needs, and others around us. Let us shine this world brighter with more empathy, more testimonials of affection, and honour lives with smiles and positive things. Let us make this world greener with warmth and compassion. Let us build awareness of the importance of being heard and understood.


Aakanksha Dinah, a passionate writer, orator, communicator focused on establishing a Training institution centered on creativity and innovation. Aakanksha is a true believer in loving the work we do and strongly believes in smart-work, the reason why creativity works better for her. Aakanksha is enormously focused on making a career in professional writing and publishing. She loves writing poems, self-help articles, and essays. An enthusiast when it comes to learning languages and in short, Aakanksha is a wanderer, an explorer, a mom, a dog-mom, a poet, a cook, a writer, and an influencer.

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