Young people who are desperate for approval from their peers should understand that the more they chase after approval, the more they’ll be disapproved of because no one wants to be around those who beg for approval. People who receive the most approval are unconcerned about it. So, if you really want approval, stop thinking about yourself, and focus on reaching out and helping others. The active side of infinity keeps you humble. The inactive side of infinity keeps you focused on me, me, me and ultimately is a roadblock to your connection to intention.
Wilhelm Stekel made a remarkable comment on the importance of humility (which was quoted by J.D. Salinger in Catcher in the Rye). Stekel wrote : “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”
Reference : The Power of Intention. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.