Yeah, I try to consciously not behave or take action on the sole basis of wanting approval from someone, but there are times where I do feel actual physical pain or anguish if I feel like I disappointed someone. I’d even feel it if I did nothing or was uninvolved, but could still be considered part of a group where some were responsible for the activity that caused that disappointment.
Or their food, “look at this fabulous lunch I’m having in this quiet quaint cafe, it’s totally delish” takes picture of food, has a bite.. yuck! But it’s the best food they’ve had. Everyone trying to prove they have a better life than the other.. ridiculous world