When people say they “accept” someone, what does that mean? Do they agree with what the other person believes? Have they seen something within the other person that proves their worth? It’s a complicated question for sure, but usually, it doesn't just mean in general, but instead regarding a specific part of that person. It means that something little, something deep within, has been recognized and approved. As a result, that person is “accepted” for being something special.

Acceptance is is often said more times than it is preformed. Saying that you accept something is easy, but actually believing it and making is so doesn’t always follow. Imagine a couple, sitting together at dinner. Imagine then in a constant state of unrest, quarreling about everything and anything. I imagine that this isn’t that difficult to imagine, as it is very common. If you were to ask one another, they’d say that they accept each other for who they are, but upon closer inspection it appears that they seem to fight about who they are all the time.

This may be a sign of a deeper-rooted problem or frustration in the relationship. On the other hand, the fighting may be what brings them closer. The exchange of free thought may be just the thing that binds the two individuals. They may accept the fact that they don’t often agree.

Working towards this acceptance is paramount to any successful relationship. Agreement doesn’t have to accompany this acceptance, but tolerance does. We may think we know the “right” way, but maybe its just “our” way. Try placing yourself in their shoes, and get to know why they feel the way they do. You don’t have to agree, but at least understand why they’re so adamant about how they act.

It's true that often it's hard to understand why someone acts a certain way, says certain things, or entertains certain thoughts. We're all unique individuals, with our own backgrounds, experiences and motivations. What works for one person, may not work for the other and vice versa.
I find it extraordinary that some people never seem to be judgmental. What a quality! They seem to have reached a level of tolerance, acceptance, and compassion that many of us still have to improve on. They listen, observe, and are open to communication - no matter what.
So, instead of focusing on why something didn't go the way we wanted to, why don't we just “stop sweating the small stuff” and enjoy the day. After all, the other person may be right!

Stella (Stella Singles)

Author's Bio: 

Stella is a very accepting individual. She can see if you're being honest or not, and if you're being devious or not. If you aren't accepting of her, she may still be accepting of you - that's just the type of person she is. Its hard sometimes to see behind the wall that others often erect. That's the tricky part of any friendship however. If you try to be more accepting, you'll see that more people become your friend. Be careful though, if you're too accepting you may end up being taken advantage of.

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