Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.”
Accept everybody. . .
just because they’re alive and human.
Acceptance is one of those concepts that means different things to different people. It can be nuanced and layered and the meaning can shift depending upon the context.
Imagining someone sitting on his or her tuffet meditating may seem the perfect picture of acceptance. And it is, or it can be. On the other hand, imagining someone combatting his or her irrational beliefs and distorted thinking may seem just the opposite of acceptance. However, as I often point out, acceptance is the soft underbelly of REBT because
After you are done disputing ‘A’ MUST NOT BE ‘A’, what are you left with?
You are left with ‘A’ IS ‘A.’ . . . and that’s acceptance, baby!
Seven more juicy, profound and irreverent Albert Ellis quotes for you:
People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change.”
How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable…
by Albert Ellis
Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.”
I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn’t love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.”
I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.”
I think it’s unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair; that’s the human condition.”
As a result of my philosophy, I wasn’t even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn’t hate him. I hated what he was doing.”
Masturbation is good and delicious. Musterbation is evil and pernicious!”
People can't hear some things because they have cognitive blindness to even being able to hear a thought that is so contrary to their world view that they can't incorporate it. They just have to reject it and act like they couldn't hear it.Scott Adams Creator of Dilbert comic strip, social critic, author of several books of satire, commentary, and business.… (next quote)
Rex Alexander and REBT Info are participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
When you buy items using the links on this website, we may get a small commission which keeps me in coffee, which keeps me working, which keeps me providing valuable content for you. Thank you for your continuing support of REBT Info.com.~Rex
TOS / Terms of Service
Pretty basic stuff: No fussing, no fighting, no cussing, no spamming, no scamming, no blaming, no flaming, no hating, no bating, no trolling, no personal attacks. No pornography (Damn!). The Golden Rule applies. Focus on issues, ideas and principles rather than on personalities and you will fit right in. Please keep your contributions friendly and polite, treat your fellow members and readers with respect and all will be well.
All content and information submitted become the property of REBT Info (REBTinfo.com)
We at REBT Info value your privacy. Your personal information is secure with us. Secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you enter before it is sent to us, and all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.
We WILL NOT sell, rent, distribute or otherwise share your personal information, including e-mail address, to or with anyone for any reason (except in the extremely rare, unlikely case of demands by duly authorized law enforcement acting strictly in accord with due process).
All rights reserved. The content of this website or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever
without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.
This website, REBTinfo.com, and others under the REBT Info family are for education, information and entertainment purposes only; are not intended as, nor should be regarded as medical or psychiatric diagnosis, advice or treatment.
By accessing this blog you understand and agree to these conditions, as well as to the other Terms of Service / TOS posted, and which may be updated and amended from time-to-time.
By accessing this website blog and related media, you affirm that you have read, understand and agree to our Terms of Service / TOS which may be updated and amended from time-to-time.
This is a public blog
Anything you post may be viewed by the public. Therefore, do not post anything you wish to remain private.