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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 3 Apr 18 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

From: Jane…@… Subject:  REX – General Semantics – Questions – REBT.info Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:01:53 +0530 To:  AskRex@rebtinfo.info <askrex@rebtinfo.info>  Hey Rex, My name is Jane. I too practice REBT and it has significantly improved my life. I have been reading some of your articles on general semantics and E-Prime and find it very […]

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Stoic Philosophy and REBT

The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You are […]

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Mar 18 in Acceptance, Basics, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for recent posts REBT / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy What the hell is it, anyway??? Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . . 21,403 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

Sat 9 Aug 2014, 6:49 pm Good Morning All, In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having […]

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Acceptance is not love!

  Your Opinion Matters "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." ~Albert Ellis  This is one of the premises of REBT-CBT that often confuses and pisses off people.  It is closely related to the irrational belief / […]

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How to deal with your past errors?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 15 Mar 18 in Albert Ellis, damning, downing, Ellis Quotes, People Rating, Rating, Shame, USA |

By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future. ~Albert Ellis   352 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-06-17 06:21:04.

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 11 Mar 18 in Acceptance, Self esteem, USA |

Here is a good  one from the 2008 archives about self-esteem and self acceptance: By refusing to “devalue yourself because of your ignorance” perhaps you do understand more than you think. 167 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 9 Mar 18 in Acceptance, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

  So called “self-esteem” is a fallacy, a racket invented by what I call the “Self Esteem MAFIA” . . .   609 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 7 Mar 18 in Acceptance, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

What does "unconditional"  in Unconditional Self Acceptance Mean  ??? A reader says that his English teacher advised that he avoid "modifiers" as they weaken the strength of the word they are modifying.  So, rather than "Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA)" he just leaves it at "self acceptance."  Nothing wrong with that, but it does raise some […]

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 2 Mar 18 in Acceptance, General Semantics, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.” 3,866 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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