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I Wonder Why Acceptance of Ourselves Is So Difficult

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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 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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