Working Hard For Your Approval

We all try to impress people whether we admit it or not. Life sometimes is about trying to make people like us or to show them we are worthy of attention. There does come a time in life when we stop trying to impress people and just try to do what is right by ones self. People want to be liked and loved ya know but at what cost? I think self esteem is an issue that everyone struggles with and we have to market ourselves to others for their approval. What do you think?