My recent blog on compensation did not mention the word above: recognition. These topics could, however, be related for some but not necessarily. My writing (2014-today) started as therapeutic following my 2013 burnout and subsequent depression. I doubt it now relates to finding recognition.
“Recognition in sociology is the public acknowledgement of a person’s status or merits (achievements, virtues, service, etc.).” Wikipedia
Finding recognition was important to me while still working (1981-2013). I found my main measurement for recognition in my remuneration (eg, salary, bonus, lease car, pension contribution). Today, it would be my number of readers. However, I cancelled that ticker after migrating my data to WordPress.
The main elements in this topic are contribution (ie, cause, input) and recognition (ie, effect, output).
I think that we all start in the upper-right corner (ie, the Child). There seem to be three logical directions in life: (1) self-actualization as defined by Abraham Maslow (1908-1970), (2) assuming a victim role, (3) being a narcissist (eg, Donald Trump), and/or (4) remaining a “Child” (eg, man-child, woman-child).
After having prepared my diagram, I suddenly noticed corresponding couples in my mind, like horizontal-down&up, vertical-left&right, but not diagonal-couples. That cannot be a coincidence. The best couples might be in the upper-left corner. Other couples seem eventually doomed.
My diagram also gives a simple explanation for my relationship failures: my longest relationships represented the vertical-left line. My most recent (failed) relationship represented the horizontal-upper line. I’m still eager meeting someone from the left-upper corner. Given my diagram, my chances are slim.
Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.