How do you like your opinions served? Precious or Pretentious?

“Do I look fat in this dress?” These are the kind of questions friends, colleagues, random people throw at us on a daily basis because whether or not we want to admit it human beings crave validation almost as much as they need oxygen. They need validation to believe that they can get the job or pass the exam or even get the ring. They don’t care where or who it comes from; only that it comes. So when they hurl these validation seeking questions at you and add that…