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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 13 Jun 21 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.”  1,988 total views Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Acceptance is not love!

   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  4,574 total views Originally posted 2013-05-02 07:39:44.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 5 May 21 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . .  1,977 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 21 Apr 21 in Acceptance, ePrime, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CBT–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools of psychology–encourages people to distinguish between self and behavior, and to recognize  judgments or global ratings as irrational and unhelpful, and to instead practice Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA), Unconditional Other Acceptance (UOA) and Unconditional Life Acceptance (ULA)  […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 16 Mar 21 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Books & Media, bookshop |

Stop being a dupe of the “Self-esteem MAFIA!”  1,792 total views Originally posted 2018-12-12 12:00:50.

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What are you ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 15 Jan 21 in ePrime, General Semantics, Homework |

HOMEWORK (1) When you think of who and what you are, do you think your “nature” or “essence” is more like a fountain or a statue?      1,825 total views Originally posted 2017-05-18 19:27:52.

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“Bad People” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 15 Feb 20 in Emotions, Mindfulness, Rating, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Most people think here are a lot of bad people running around in the world . . .                  ~Sam Harris  1,525 total views Originally posted 2017-08-15 21:53:26.

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