When you see a baby shout, they must have something important to say. Listen to the children. They are way smarter than you think. They have no reason to lie unless provoked. If they can’t get positive feedback any other way……………validation required for sanity…………………..
I was always accused of lying about everything. “Lori Ann you are lying to me” constantly out of my mother’s mouth. “I don’t believe you”, “your just imagining things” . These words made me ponder my every thought. She seemed to only say those words when I was telling the truth. Another major statement of hers was ” be sure your sins will find you out” My mind would get so confused and flustered. I shouted back wanting heard, believed in. I would break into hysterical crying fits sometimes. Mom called these hissy fits.
Eventually, all the non-believing she had in me made me doubt her more and more to where I didn’t believe in her at all. How could she not believe me when I had living proof; plus she saw with her own two eyes? I kept all my thoughts hidden deep inside never to escape. Because no one not even mom believed me. I went into a shell. My bedroom is where I stayed without coming out for years.
Music from the clock radio soothed the need for thought-provoking stimuli. I listened and dreamed of love, happiness and validation through the words of the songs. Songs put meaning into my existence. While listening to music, I felt normal. Emotions, tears and laughter finally allowed independent thoughts. I listened to every station every genre of music rock, country, jazz, r&b and pop. Songs soothed my broken soul………In my room, I could make-believe a world of truth. I listened. I was no longer alone.
Lack of validation leads to no value of thoughts and opinions important to life, therefore causing one to think why live at all? The best validation to your soul is to realize that you are not alone, and there are others going through life’s difficulties. The music rendered possibilities of resolution to problems or situations beyond my control.