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Assert your right to make a few mistakes!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 11 Jul 24 in criticism, mistakes, Perfectionism |

      How do you feel about making mistakes?  How do you deal with others when they make mistakes?  Please click the blue link below to join the discussion and share your ideas. Originally posted 2017-06-25 21:39:45.

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 28 Jun 24 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

  Mick wrote: I cannot help but feel that my life has been ruined by this withdrawal process. 10 months out and I am in another wave. I have so much brain fog its unreal, as well as many, many many other debilitating symptoms. I lost the person whom I thought that I would marry […]

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Dr. Ellis speaks on accepting self and others.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 28 Jun 24 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Basics |

  This is part of audio talk of Dr.Albert Ellis on Unconditionally Accepting Yourself and Others   Originally posted 2015-08-10 04:30:59.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 18 Jun 24 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.” Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 5 Jun 24 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. Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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“Thank Goodness I’m Alive” by Daniel Dennett

After suffering a heart attack, Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist “Thank goodness I’m alive!”   Originally posted 2017-08-12 05:45:35.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 7 May 24 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  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.” Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Why is it so wrong to want to kill yourself?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 1 May 24 in Acceptance, Rating, suicide |

   A reader of my lengthy post on suicide on another site responds in part “Why is it so wrong to want to move on [kill yourself]  before your natural physical body tells you to This is not expressing a view more a question for discussion” Originally posted 2014-08-16 18:12:15.

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Oh well!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 30 Apr 24 in Acceptance, Disputing |

Oh well! Now, that’s a deep subject!   Originally posted 2017-12-10 06:05:35.

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 14 Apr 24 in Acceptance, Basics, 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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