Accepting the self.

Adrian de León
2 min readAug 23, 2021

However hard we try to overcome nature, both environmental and personal, there are some things we cannot change. One of which is the notion of acceptance. All humans, whether they admit it or not, are plagued by the desire for acceptance. Whether it is that of our family — beginning with our parents — friends, or society; we act so that we may be accepted. A lot of trauma in adulthood stems from a lack of acceptance, which sometimes turns into outright rejection, in childhood. There is a variant of acceptance less documented, less acknowledged, and harder to address: that of self-acceptance. Notions of the quest to…

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