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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"......................

    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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    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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    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,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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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 15

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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 26-30, 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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    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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    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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    I know that people would cry and what not and wonder why but I would really like to know what my own parents think since the are the source of my depression
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    Should I tell you a story or maybe three? I went to buy this phone soon as I came back to India in 2012 august..I was sitting alone in the bus... with the packet opened.. I was 21...
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    I think I'm here to continue to inspire others to be their best selves.
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    To me it honestly seems like most people today are selfish. I can even admit that I am selfish in some ways. I think it's fine to be selfish sometimes but only to a small extent. A...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    cause love's such an old fashioned word, edge of the night and love dares you to change our ways of caring about ourselves, this is ourselves...under pressure.
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Lately in armed forces service, someday a soldier has to buy his personal gears for the duration of his service. And you may discover particular issues that supplied out within a...
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    There truly is nothing to hide. I get them when i am bad less often then when i was younger, I am not afraid to admit it!
    Declanx Declanx 13-15, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I wondered this years ago, and came to the conclusion that we are all changing and evolving in a multitude of ways. Demands change, life priorities change, etc. for everyone. Our...
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    why do i post here? why the hell did i even come here when i could have simply vanished. i should have the moment i saw those eyes. that was the moment where life ended anyway...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jul 25

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    I am over 50 and do not feel like I am. My thought patterns are of a much younger person. People in my own age bracket (I hate that terminology) often tell me to act my age. I...
    Suberungoer Suberungoer 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Recently in armed forces service, someday a soldier has to purchase his personal gears for the duration of his service. And you can locate distinct items that provided out within a...
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    After much consideration based on the people I've met recently I guess that I really do expect too much. Honesty, openness, acceptance, trust, communication, mutual understanding...
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    should I kill my self for being such a failure? I'm 29 and never had a girlfriend or approached a girl, work on a dead end job, just starting university this sep to get my degree...
    monotonouso monotonouso 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I have wondered for an immensely long time why people who have a sour attitude never get what they deserve. Always wondered why these people are allowed to live and hurt others...
    queeniejean queeniejean 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Article Written by a Person in one of the leading Newspaper "It's been 18 years since I joined Volvo, a Swedish company. Working for them has proven to be an interesting...
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    Me And my AquaMan have been communicating really well. it's been 3 weeks. We email all day when he's at work and we hang out whenever he has free time. which has been 3times. when...
    scorpio07 scorpio07 22-25, F Jul 22

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    Why disrespect wed. Why. Holy fok why. Sexual revolution. No. Selfish morons wanting anchor. Probably. But why wed. Why. When common law came grab it. Dont wreck...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 22

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    I've learn to accept no matter how hard I try to get to know someone it will never amount to any happiness. I'm so tired of everyone thinking I'm needy because I am sad, depressed...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I am a generous person. I help others. Yet, bad things keep happening to me. Lately, it has been one bad thing after another. I just do not understand why. It can't be to "make me...
    justme1999 justme1999 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    Well...This morning a dear friend linked me the Playbuzz.com Alice in wonderland quiz. Here is the result:You Are The Cheshire Cat.Grinning like an idiot while the world crumbles...
    SevenTierCrazyCake SevenTierCrazyCake 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Mostly just wonder why the men look at me. I'd rather nobody stared at me. I think it has to do with men wanting to compare themselves and feel better about themselves. Gonna start...
    Nixed Nixed 31-35, M Jul 18

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    Very rare for someone loving you for who you are.. you know it shouldn't be, it just did.. and you could feel it.. often I heard those love words, but couldn't see nor feel it...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I wonder why so many guys that belong to groups like I love slu**y girls try to add me.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I have no idea why people hurt me I'm a good girl and I do nice things I love anything and why do theses thing happened to me???
    winterblood winterblood 13-15, F Jul 16

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