Why do we care, if anyone cares? I would imagine that this is important to us as individuals because it gives us purpose. We look for recognition in the things we do, because ultimately we want to know that we make a difference. A difference in the life of others. Although we must go in the direction that our own personal compass points without the influence of others, it's nice to hear that our direction is having a positive affect. Look around at the people who have a positive affect on your life and let them know. Instead of trying to change the ones that negatively affect your life, do something to let the others know, their compass is on track. Send the right message and that message will be sent back to you. It's up to you to start the dialogue.