Validating people

Posted by / 23-Oct-2019 10:35

As a general rule, I do not think it appropriate for judges to heap either praise or censure upon a legislative measure that comes before them, lest it be thought that their validation, invalidation, or interpretation of it is driven by their desire to expand or constrict what they personally approve or disapprove as a matter of policy.

Antonin Scalia I worked hard to be accepted by the fashion community in ways beyond my physical appearance.

In no time, though, I found myself surrendering to the industry's approval process. As a result, I lost sight of myself and what it meant to be happy, what it meant to be successful.

Cara Delevingne The hardest part of living without social media was remembering that my little life was enough, so I could just stay there and live it without asking for anyone else's permission or validation.

”, wherein he questions the propensity to quote the Founding Fathers in support of this, that, and the other, and suggests it’s symptomatic of a juvenile lack of confidence in our own powers of intellect and judgment.

As someone who’s quoted more than his fair share of Thomas Jefferson around here, I see his point, but have a slightly different take on the matter.

Marsha Linehan, Ph D, founder of DBT, says it’s “impossible to overestimate the importance of validation” in recovery from BPD.

' Glennon Doyle Melton Women are blessed with lots and lots of extra ways to win or lose validation.

If you're a woman, you'll be judged on your beauty and your wit and how often you smile.

You'll be judged on how much hair you have in some places and not in others. Do whatever you need to do to get 8 to 10 people together in a room and put your product in front of them.

“For example, if your loved one is 5’7,” weighs 80 pounds, and says ‘I’m fat,’ you wouldn’t validate that by saying, ‘Yes, you are fat.’ That would be validating the invalid.” Linehan identifies six levels of validation that are important to learn and practice for those validating loved ones with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as for those with BPD learning to validate themselves.

This, of course, is an extremely abbreviated introduction to the role of validation in Borderline Personality Disorder treatment.

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A “radical,” etymologically, is simply one who is drawn to the “root” of the matter. A note on Thoreau’s “Slavery in Massachusetts,” which I quoted at length in my last post: A modern reader might be inclined to think Thoreau’s essay not relevant today, since he was writing about the Fugitive Slave Law, and we have abolished Slavery.

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