Interesting words, but how different they are in meaning from 'seeking attention', for one happens by chance, whereas the other is a deliberate attempt to make others notice us, or our achievements...
I started pondering after reading this sentence on Braja Sorensen's blog, Lost and Found in India, this morning:-
People praise the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.
Do you know people who go through life thinking the same way, underestimating the good they do and never giving themselves credit for what they've added to others' lives? I reckon we could all come up with some examples, if we tried...
Some walk through life without creating waves
which ruffle surface calm from day to day,
and yet their wake will leave a trail to follow
for those who seek a sign to guide their way.