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This was one of the easiest groups for me to join.    I don't know why I didn't write anything to go along with the experience sooner.     Probably because this seems like such a no brainer to me.

One thing I've always craved very strongly in my life has been acceptance.     It didn't come to me easily.    I've experienced at least my fair share of rejections in various situations.    I had to work extremely hard to accept myself as I am.    My quirky & silly ways.    My eclectic tastes which don't fit into any one box.    My tendency to believe the best in people even when it might be better if I didn't.    Yes, I am naive and too trusting at times.     My sensitivity which is accompanied by my compassion & empathy for others.

So in order to find acceptance myself, it seems to follow quite naturally that I would accept others as they are.   Why not?   I know how it feels to not be accepted.   I don't want to do that to other people.    More importantly, who am I to judge them or how they choose to live their life?    I just accept them as they are.   I really don't see any other option.
SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2010

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I try this too but have to struggle hard sometimes. There are peeps with extremely different life concepts.