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I guess its as important as it is to the individual. I'm not one to care if I'm accepted or not, but if you want to be accepted, and to change yourself, that's on you.


So it depends on what the person wants to do?
Posted 4/25/16

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Accepting yourself and being accepted by others is both important. Although 1stladyvent says accept yourself first and then expect others to accept you, I think it is irrational to expect others to accept you. People only hang around for as long as it suits them. But being accepted by others and being given recognition of the bond between you and them is important... It's probably the reason why we put some thought into greetings as well. There are multiple ways of saying hello.

I might be wrong and "importance of acceptance" tends to differ from person to person. Everyone has their own unique sense of being.


But accepting yourself just like being yourself is never the easy thing to do. We look for people to accept us for who we are because we want someone to like us. We want to know that we have a purpose in life and can make someone happy. It sounds like we're trying to please people but in reality we just want to be accept for who we are.


That's why both of it is important since it is interlinked.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


alfury wrote:

Accepting yourself and being accepted by others is both important. Although 1stladyvent says accept yourself first and then expect others to accept you, I think it is irrational to expect others to accept you. People only hang around for as long as it suits them. But being accepted by others and being given recognition of the bond between you and them is important... It's probably the reason why we put some thought into greetings as well. There are multiple ways of saying hello.

I might be wrong and "importance of acceptance" tends to differ from person to person. Everyone has their own unique sense of being.


But accepting yourself just like being yourself is never the easy thing to do. We look for people to accept us for who we are because we want someone to like us. We want to know that we have a purpose in life and can make someone happy. It sounds like we're trying to please people but in reality we just want to be accept for who we are.


That's why both of it is important since it is interlinked.


Okay then.
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I really think it depends on the person. Some people need more acceptance than others. For me, I'd like to know that on a whole, all of society doesn't think of me as disgusting for something really fundamental and impossible to control. But if it's some stupid crap like me liking anime, I can just give a middle finger to the people who think that's weird.
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Don't care if I blend in or not, I don't want to be rejected just because it would be troublesome
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Don't care if I blend in or not, I don't want to be rejected just because it would be troublesome


Rejection isn't pretty.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


ar2uro wrote:

I guess its as important as it is to the individual. I'm not one to care if I'm accepted or not, but if you want to be accepted, and to change yourself, that's on you.


So it depends on what the person wants to do?


Kind of, depends on what you think is important or not. If being accepted into society takes priority in your mind, then you change yourself to be accepted. If being accepted is not really important to you, then its not important.
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For most people its very important whether they want to admit it or not, thats why fringe societies exist. Everyone wants to be a part of something...well unless you're a Ted Kaczynski.
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ar2uro wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


ar2uro wrote:

I guess its as important as it is to the individual. I'm not one to care if I'm accepted or not, but if you want to be accepted, and to change yourself, that's on you.


So it depends on what the person wants to do?


Kind of, depends on what you think is important or not. If being accepted into society takes priority in your mind, then you change yourself to be accepted. If being accepted is not really important to you, then its not important.


Oh, alright then.
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I don't know which is more important but I can hardly be "self". Usually I'll put on a mask depending on who I'm talking with.
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Depends on the society. In asian societies, conformity is important, if you deviate from mainstream society, you're look down on. It's important to act like one cohesive unit.

Though, I personally don't think it's wrong wanting to be accepted for who you are but that's completely subjective...
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I don't know which is more important but I can hardly be "self". Usually I'll put on a mask depending on who I'm talking with.


How come you wear a mask?
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

I don't know which is more important but I can hardly be "self". Usually I'll put on a mask depending on who I'm talking with.


How come you wear a mask?


To prevent conflict. I'll change my tone depending on who I'm talking to. I thought everyone did it.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:

I don't know which is more important but I can hardly be "self". Usually I'll put on a mask depending on who I'm talking with.


How come you wear a mask?


To prevent conflict. I'll change my tone depending on who I'm talking to. I thought everyone did it.


No conflict means peace.
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qualeshia3 wrote:
No conflict means peace.


And peace is awesome!
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