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I Wonder Why Acceptance of Ourselves Is So Difficult

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    I Think

    I really think its because we are wired and created with the knowledge of what we could be .  We see the end but all that is reality is a glimpse of it so we always have that space in back of our mind saying "hey why am I not this or that".  Plus there...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Jamie Lee

    I read your recent story, and I remembered a story that I read a read from an indigenous tribe in the rainforest. It was told by a shaman medicine man telling of the most powerful shamans that ever existed. And they were saying that by far the most powerful shaman were ones that...
    JamieLee1 JamieLee1 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    It Is An Odd Thing But I Think It Comes Down To...

    Love. Not loving other's, but loving ourselves. It really has nothing to do with anyone else. You can have people saying every nice word directed at you alone, but unless you have the confidence to love yourself you doubt the niceties that anyone (no matter how close they are to...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 6, 2012

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    Acceptance Of Ourselves

    I believe it is because what has been said to us throughout our lives and the subconscious thinks about the negative instead of the positive when it is supposed to be the other way around.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2011

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    My new recovery project is reminding myself : I

    accept myself for my strength and weakness, my good and bad, my success and my failures. Doing something has to be better than doing nothing. I want to reconnect with the world I m in I have to accept my existence. Nothing is perfect, either am I. The weakness , bad, failures...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    "acceptance"......................

    Acceptance is the key, if I was"nt so accepting I would not have any friends at all! I am not here to judge here or to be judged. I am here to listen and share. I am not a doctor and any advice that I give is purely my opinion. After all everyone has one 1
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    Almost Figured Out?

    This is a question I ask myself often and I reach the same conclusion every time. I think that the reason people have a difficult time accepting themselves is because for years they are berated, degraded and mistreated by others. From the minute we are born we are conditioned to...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    Accept It Already

    There is no reason for a person not to accept themselves, I will always accept who I am...and if for some reason I do not like a certain aspect of myself I will change it. I figure you have to accept yourself in order to function correctly.
    smflinchbaugh smflinchbaugh 16-17, F 2 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Hmm..

    I really do wonder why the acceptance of ourselves is so difficult.  Because, they say that you can not love someone without loving yourself first. 
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2009

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    Acceptance

    Acceptance,Especially of ourselves,So difficult,I wonder why,Perhaps,We'll never know.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    What's the point of physically judging others?

    The only thing it does it make us judge ourselves. Why do other people feel the need to show their self insecurities? It only makes those less attractive or less desirable feel mor insecure. Physicality shouldn't matter. Only what type of a person you are should.
    macyymayy macyymayy 16-17, F Aug 6, 2014

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    Freedom, honesty, Acceptance To have the

    freedom All the cloaks of social acceptance All the preconceived ideas no matter To be able to be the person The real and true you deep inside To share the honesty With someone who can see you The you until now kept hidden Locked away in the miserable dark Given free rein...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Last Saturday I went for a walk, usually or preferably church on a Saturday Morning, but I slept until 12pm. So around 3:30 I found the strength to get up. I didn't shower jus...
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    I wonder why I stay. I only have one thing keeping me here. I have nothing else, someone please save me from my own destruction.
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    People add me to their circles. I just wonder why :/
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I wonder, I wo-wo-woo-wo wonder hehhe! ... I'm a handsome guy, and women find me attractive in general. ...a year ago I madly fell in love with her and she had a boyfriend for...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Why nothing feels funny anymore?...Why everything i do feels like a waste of time?...Why people look way more happy when i'm not around?....Why should i seek help? i wasted...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    If someone gives you their heart, tells you that you are getting what you need now, and if you leave her the ripple effect will kick in, but something goes wrong, she pushes you...
    musicmatters1111 musicmatters1111 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 15

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    So I'm going to start off with the fact that all the names are changed, and I'm new to this site. So there are two girls. Claire and Jackie. Most other girls just completely ignore...
    GlennTurner GlennTurner 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    The two most important days of ur life is when u are born and when u find out why.... Twain.... I wrote this same quote in another story saying, my answer to why was my friends...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M Jan 20

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    Why am i alive. Might as well disappear. ... Why do i feel so sad. No i am not depressed. Just sad. So please dont worry. Ill get over it by tmrrw. But it is strange. Its been a...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 21

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    Yeah I may enjoy doing things that other people are scared of, but that's just because they've never done their research haha. I'm secretly really freaking awesome. I just don't...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M Jan 4

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    Why cant ny heart just stop working thats easier
    WarriorPoet97 WarriorPoet97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I used to know exactly why I was on this site, but now I'm not too sure.. I don't post much anymore, but I guess I still want to be on here in a way. Things are just really hard...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F Jan 21

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    I think about being wild and crazy. Why can't I be "normal"?
    June3053 June3053 51-55, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    You make a mistake, apologise. You hurt someone who cares for you deliberaty, apologise. Why is it so hard for people to say sorry and actually mean nowadays ? Do they have that...
    50ShadesOfAnne 50ShadesOfAnne 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yet I still keep coming back for more...
    regitca regitca 41-45, M Jan 21

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    It Just Died And My Charger Is Broken And Im Not Even Suppose To Be Using it
    TimePrincess TimePrincess 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    This is all I ever think about! It's crazy people who work miserable jobs and do miserable things and live miserable lives just keep doing that every day because society tells them...
    Jennasusson Jennasusson 18-21 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Seriously..what the hell. I know I'm not "skinny" but I'm not considered fat, either.
    LexyMarie LexyMarie 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Do you not see the good in your life? Stop focusing on the negative.
    keeplookingatit keeplookingatit 36-40, M Jan 7

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    have you ever met someone special a warm-hearted person someone to be there for you wherever and whenever you need her or him someone giving without waiting thanking or reward...
    NNightwalkeRR NNightwalkeRR 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Then I say to my self the world would be a darker place because I will not be there to save it.
    Deuz Deuz 22-25, M Jan 12

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    This is true. I attempted about a month ago, and I think it's my mother that keeps me from acting upon my thoughts. My girlfriend recently left me, I lost my father to drug abuse...
    allilynnx allilynnx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I've thought about this a lot. I keep saying I'll wait until my sister graduates high school, but I may be able to work around that if need be. I've talked with my family about my...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I feel like nobody likes me! My life is so depressing! All I want to do is have a good time in high school and meet more people but I feel like everybody is out to get me their...
    jep101 jep101 13-15, F Jan 13

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    It seems to me like there are a lot of paradoxes in life. Whenever i do one thing, people say it's wrong, but when i do the opposite, they say it's wrong too.
    Cloud92 Cloud92 41-45, F Jan 16

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    I mean, I tried to greet or engage in conversation with subjects that pertained to them, according to their profiles, and zero. Goose egg. Nada. I put deodorant on, I have...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Lol... that's too funny. Its because calling them. "Jock Straps" doesnt Roll off the tongue very well.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jan 16

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    He's 32 and I'm 23, I'm not perfect. He's not perfect. But we're perfect together. And that's all that matters.
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Jan 18

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    I don't see how people can pass judgement so easily..
    raraggl raraggl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Some people over here are remarkably rude and for no reasons. It get to nerves but than again, you think of them having a bad day or just stupid and let go.
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Seriously what does anyone have to gain from me and a million other people bitching on one site?
    CrimsonSkull CrimsonSkull 13-15, M Jan 22

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    On my way home today a girl was yelling for help from 2 dickheads pinning her to a lamp post and hitting her,I pulled them off of her so she could get on the bus I just got off...
    shivren shivren 26-30, M Jan 22

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    NO I DON'T ! this thought never crosses my mind because I pride myself in being kind and caring.The other day in the grocery store I help an elderly man in one of those electric...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Wouldn't it be more fun to be a compleat and utter ba$t@rd??????
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response