When we’re little, we learn from our parents that if we love and respect them, we obey what they say, and do what they want. Usually it’s to behave well and have good manners etc.

But then we subconsciously learn: “If I love someone, I must do what they want me to do”, ie you learn to sacrifice your own desires to please and gain approval, in exchange for love.

No wonder so many people are people-pleasers.

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