It’s normal to seek social acceptance. It makes us feel wanted in society. We feel as if we belong there & have a place in it. Rejection often does the opposite. We move into a sad mental state.
But we often don’t realise that even when we badly crave acceptance from others, this also is a reason for sadness. Seeking of acceptance is nothing but an expectation we seek from others. If we do not realise this, we feel sad. Hence, social status becomes so important as we are seeking acceptance.
We need to move away from this craving of acceptance & realise our self-worth so that our happiness depends on our self-worth & not what others think of us.
Seeking acceptance from others is often a cause of sorrow !