I was a pleasing child always looking for acceptance, because I was insecure. I was insecure because I was navigating a childhood with a disability I didn’t know I had.
However we need to be accepted, it’s something we crave for at different times. When things are good and we’re making headway, we seem to want and need less acceptance. It isn’t something we can always rely on.
Being accepted can make us feel safe and protected, but we must rely on ourselves and our own thinking for us to find acceptance. People would be more accepting of each other, if acceptance was part of everyone’s mindset.
Acceptance is something we acquire if our face fits, rather than something given in abundance. But the opposite of acceptance is rejection and that can be bad for our health, if we’re not sure how to deal with it.
We must also look at being accepted in its wider context. To avoid us feeling isolated, excluded and lonely from exclusion when we’re not accepted, we must come to understand the universe and how our lives fit into that, because not only do they work together, they are timely in how things work out.
Because acceptance is still not inclusive we must learn to like and accept ourselves. Society, people and the world needs to be inclusive, so that acceptance is par for the course and open to everyone.