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I Wonder Why Acceptance of Ourselves Is So Difficult

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 286 People

    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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    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,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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
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    Life is so short very much a temporary arrangement so why do we make life so difficult for ourselves, we create so many hurdles and obstacles, we are horrible to each other for no...
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    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    if I told people that I am bipolar and have PTSD from childhood traumas, and military traumas would they want to know me... Or would they politely exit stage left once they found...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It makes me wonder.. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an outsider. Almost all the girls and most of the guys everywhere I’ve been, have always hated me for some...
    Anon8615 Anon8615 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I quite often wonder why myself, the reasons i started, are not the reasons why i remain, shall i just quit... or maybe just restart all over again a new profile, with my new...
    bobbywm bobbywm 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sissycindysue Sissycindysue 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    charlieAgain charlieAgain 70+, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    How does it go? " I was seduced then betrayed by a wealthy scoundrel" And this is what happened!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm sure it's nothing to do with the chap himself! Sounds a decent enough fellow ! More likely it's those who profess all kinds of bullsh*t in his name!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    So we all came here for a particular reason. Either to vent about something, seek advice, find likeminded individuals, etc. The question is, once that issue is resolved or that...
    doc6294 doc6294 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 26

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    because he is the most evil and vile human hating monster to ever exist . www.exposingchristianity.com
    stephanie6661 stephanie6661 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Half the people under 24 now admit they're not straight. It's time to stop identifying ourselves with labels. https://yougov.co.uk/news/2015/08/16/half-young-not-heterosexual/
    PolyesterTrouser PolyesterTrouser 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Just about the time I think I have everything in my life under control, I realize I don't, not really. Then I begin to think about why I don't. That leads me to a thinking of a...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    one day, I had some friends. they left. Now I wonder why im living. did they have such a huge impact on me that it made me like this ><
    R3Animated R3Animated 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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      Because I don't even understand myself sometimes. So much for self awareness. I guess there's more to discover or I'm just naive or sometimes I ignore why I do what I do...
    areYoureallyhere areYoureallyhere 22-25, F Aug 22

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    everyone, listen everyone, its you yourself who is keeping your self held captive in your times of trouble. you yourself are getting in your own way. you say and believe that...
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    there is this guy that i really like but he's married so i try to avoid him.. but he's making it so difficult for me since he always flirts with me... i don't know what to do...
    alinggoreng alinggoreng 22-25, F Aug 21