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The world sucks, and I can’t stand it!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 Jun 18 in Acceptance |

Hi All, A reader complains about having difficulty controlling anxiety with regard to society and politics. What great questions! You bring up several related but separate issues. 1. CAN’T HELP THINKING! I doubt that this is true. You choose to think the thoughts you think . . . 751 total views, no views today Originally posted […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 16 May 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.” 4,036 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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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” . . .   913 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

Sean B. in Florida writes: Rex.  I think I understand the idea of unconditional self acceptance, in theory at least. But I am afraid that adopting it will cause me to lose my edge and stop striving for excellence in my career.  If I accept myself unconditionally, then do I have to accept it if I […]

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