The Need for Acceptance



The need for acceptance starts at an early age. In elementary school, we sit around the lunch table hoping one of the “cool” kids notices our new funky light up sneakers and want to sit down next to us. In high school, we work hard to join a sports team so we can make a name for ourselves and receive the popularity that we so desire.

College years are spent “finding ourselves,” which sometimes can mean experimenting with all the wrong things because we are too afraid to stand up or become an outcast. Yet, even as mature adults, we can’t help but try to “fit in” among our coworkers or friends, so we tell outrages stories to receive approval and praise.

Granted we may not all fight for acceptance the same way. Some of us take a different path. Some of us rebel and run in the opposite direction doing…

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