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I Wonder Why Acceptance of Ourselves Is So Difficult

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F Aug 6

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    I'm sitting here in a boring room It's just another Rainy sunday afternoon I'm wasting my time I got nothing to do I'm hanging around I'm waiting for you But nothing ever happens...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M Aug 17

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    I wonder why, yet at the same time I know why. I'm referring to why things happen. Now I believe things happen because it's necessary for balance - good and bad.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 11

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    The other day I almost got into a car crash and I kinda wonder why I told her that the light was red because if I hadn't she would have crashed
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Ive been dealing with an aqua for the past two years and lord has it been difficult, the detachment and aloof really really bothers me emotionally and mentally .. Its like how can...
    beautifullj beautifullj 18-21, F Aug 12

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    My niece and nephew are driving me insane. My younger brother is driving me insane. Every child I have ever known drives me insane. Why oh why do I imagine myself having to...
    ifonlydreamscametrue ifonlydreamscametrue 18-21, F Aug 5

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    idk why I haven't, or why I'm so scared I could be gone in a matter of seconds/ minutes ;'(
    sophieirwinnxo sophieirwinnxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Why is it that some people just lie, lie, lie and then lie some more? Is this for their benefit? Is it for the benefit of the person they are lying to? I have a friend (I've...
    trishfair714 trishfair714 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Why can't people just be honest ? I'd rather be hurt by the truth then comforted by a lie that will soon end up hurting me more.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Aug 7

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    i dont understand what the gain is in hiding ones true self from others. Well,you should be proud of yourselves and respect your personality. If you are proud to be you then why...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Not much more than that question? Why is it no matter how well we try to treat others we always end up alone?
    Arcentine Arcentine 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have no idea why I haven't killed myself yet but the other day I waited at some Train tracks for an hour waiting for the train to run me over
    barefootlover7890 barefootlover7890 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish I can say what's really on my mind, but I'd "offend" saying it because the THE TRUTH HURTS, but I'd rather be told the truth than to be told lies. I cannot stand not...
    peaceembracer peaceembracer 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Not me though. I know love is perfectly rational, balanced, simple and fair. *cough* Just like image links.
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Aug 4

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    sucks when ur not happy in a marriage but to afraid to leave cause of the money..lol
    azcat28 azcat28 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    Well where do I start .. at the beginning I suppose is a good place ..I joined ep made a few friends who seemed to be nice n honest ..told me nice 2 meet u ..will chat later...
    daddyneededplease daddyneededplease 41-45, F Aug 5

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    Every time I meet a girl that catches my eye with a good personality, she always seem to be taken. So many lucky guys out there that can't appreciate what they have.
    Original23 Original23 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Things are changing at such a fast pace I'm not sure if my life is getting better or I'm just to busy to worry about it right now but whatever the reason things are good. I pray...
    devilseye1996 devilseye1996 36-40, F Aug 6

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    They have nothing better to say
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I know a lot of people have things going on in their lives but some people just really need to get the sticks out of their *** and be a little more friendly!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I feel I have wasted my life
    MoreOfTheSame MoreOfTheSame 51-55, M Aug 13

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    they do not give to the women, nothing, not anything A WOMAN CAN ACCEPT MORE THAN ANY MAN, AND GET PAID PROPERLY!
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Aug 15

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    ...then someone asks for advice, I give it, and they later tell me it really helped them out. So I stay.
    Professorfate Professorfate 51-55 Aug 20

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    u talk to a girl and u like her.. once u fall for her she then decides she has no intestest..that the Parana of a women
    azcat28 azcat28 41-45, M Aug 20

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    If you are on this side of the planet, that is.
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill 31-35, M Aug 22

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    cleaning kitchen, grocery shopping and workout by force can be really therapeutic. it keeps u focus .
    Luiskoala Luiskoala 22-25, F Aug 23

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    Sometimes I wish I hadn't been born. Nobody wants me around and nobody loves me for me faults and all. I have some severe problems mentally and can be a handful when psychotic. Ive...
    snoopysmom snoopysmom 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Rankings. http://youtu.be/T8UqdPKbpWM http://youtu.be/rsL6mKxtOlQ http://youtu.be/ZPHSXUS0_1c
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Some bands are so cool they tend to disband early and were usually short-lived.
    Provinceana Provinceana 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    death seems like such a great option
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    death seems like such a great option
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    ^maybe because you're worth something. And so many other people have much more to worry about than you do. ( btw no hate I'm just answering the question, and stating how people...
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm becoming a licensed professional counselor. I question this role because I do not enjoy my life. I dread my life. Each day. Waking up to see the sun is like torching my eyes...
    rainty98 rainty98 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Spend time with people who makes you happy while also not depending on other people for your own happiness. And be honest with yourself and others by saying what you mean and...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I have to say that at times I feel like a fool, because I do not leave my relationship. Today I was trying to make myself leave my husband by asking him to list why he doesn't like...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 1 Response Aug 19

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    Quiet...shhh...quiet... "Do not wake my husband up," I say to the buzzing fly on the wall nearby. I am afraid to wake him up because he hates my guts, and I hate the feeling that...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I met this guy more than 3 years ago.. I was recommended as coach translator by my former student who works for him.. He feel the need to learn the skill to communicate his...
    jadenightbird jadenightbird 22-25, F Aug 4

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    Obviously people could always argue "if you're not happy and would prefer to be with someone else, why cheat? Why not just end your current relationship?" And obviously it's not...
    OpenMindedGirl1 OpenMindedGirl1 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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