>If Madoka desires to "help" or to "do something meaningful for people" then what does attention have to do with anything? Getting attention doesn't "help". It's a totally different thing altogether.
My reasoning is that if her desire to help others is rooted in a desire to be valued by others then this desire in turn is the result of her failure to value herself i.e. the state of having low self-esteem. If it's a simply a matter of low self-esteem then in my eyes, there's a variety of possible solutions. These would include attention-seeking and bullying. Attention-seeking is viable because people only place their attention on the things they value so for a person to receive attention is for that person to be valued.>>13468>Attention-seeking is a response to a lack of attention.
Well that changes everything. I had the idea that general low self-esteem issues were resolved with general solutions e.g. finding ways to be useful to others, finding ways to garner attention, bullying, etc.