need

we love to be accepted…
validated…
acknowledged…
we know they are passing
feelings, and yet we float
on them…even those of us
who live on the fringes
of this social society.
even those of us for whom
these things are rare
and seldom sought.
do your part.
accept.
validate.
acknowledge.

Observation

I work in a large, corporate marketing department. I have observed, over the last few years, that there is tremendous pressure to remain upbeat and positive at all times. It is also a seeming requirement to be hyper-competitive and overbearing. I find this environment almost unbearably grating. I wonder how many others here feel that way.