... when I thought I had all the answers.
...when self-reflection had an element of self-praise. Sometimes we really need that pat on the back, that voice that says "good going, girl, you made it". But the problem with adulthood is that it's very very free of those voices. Everyone's busy with their own struggles, and we're meant to be our own sources of motivation. Reach for the stars, and give yourself your own gold stars, because no one else is going to do it for you.
Small wonder then, that the search for acknowledgement, and sometimes for adulation, drives people to such extremes - photoshopped selfies and uncensored reality shows - when you can't find your happiness inside yourself, where else would you look but outside?