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I Wonder Why Acceptance of Ourselves Is So Difficult

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 6 days ago

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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 22-25, M Aug 11

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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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    I really wonder, no one write to me, no one wants to be my friend. no one talk to me here? Am I so ugly? Why no woman wants to be my friend? Let me know please...
    hakantas hakantas 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Why bully??? Why dominate??? Why deprive??? Why hinder??? We are proof that those wreck worlds. So why try them more??? It makes no sense. We can be better. We can...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 26

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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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    cleaning kitchen, grocery shopping and workout by force can be really therapeutic. it keeps u focus .
    Luiskoala Luiskoala 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    People don't believe GOD exist for these reasons: 1- they are more into science 2- things happen in their life and they lost faith (basically weak in faith) 3-they are more of...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 26

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    Letting go of hurtful people doesn´t mean you hate them...it just means you love yourself...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    A guy that gives a lot of mixed signals and seems confusing. Should they be pursued or are they just a waste of time ?
    Tric202 Tric202 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Would-Like-To-Say-Something-based-On-Experience/4614028
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 28

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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 a week ago

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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.
    bearpoup bearpoup 51-55 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    If you are on this side of the planet, that is.
    Movingthroughtime Movingthroughtime 31-35, M 1 day 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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometime's I over think things.... I think maybe I've over endulged in sharing certain specifics about my personal life that maybe should have stayed hidden in the vault... I...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M Jul 29

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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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    I have been friends with this girl since fifth grade, but we had a falling out in our last year of junior high. She joined with two of my other friends, who all decided that I was...
    ArsenicTea ArsenicTea 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I much wonder why that thing first created me, then wants me exterminated.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 a week ago

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    I wonder why people wait for things to get better and it never happens.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Trenton3 Trenton3 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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