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Acceptance Is Not A Choice

Updated on May 9, 2014

John quoted:

"We are all different. We are all wired differently. We see the same things differently. It is the "human" experience. I like sharing it with others!"

We are different because of each individual's circumstances. There are cultures in our own town, even in our own family. Values are totally different from one to another...but there is exactly where the fine line comes through.

Acceptance is not a choice you need to learn to accept laws and social standards in order to live in a world where "you are not alone"; unless you become a solitary person...away from civilization. You could also have under your power others that could become your slaves and you do not have to accept them just make them deny their existentialism.

Crime comes from those who do not understand that acceptance is not a choice. These are those which commit illicit actions; they are the unlawful; the illegal that a lawyer must be on their sides.

People have their own spirituality, soul issues and flesh properties which brings this "individuality" to flourish. The personality of each one of us and behavior varies one from another and we have to accept ourselves as "unique"...but we have to accept others also in order to coexist, survive and live.

I love the quote from the illustration posted: "Individuality, don't be afraid to be different ". This is with what I have been dealing with since I was 19 years old and started to work as a teacher. I also have been trying to teach, to whoever and wherever, that:

rights ends when others rights's begin.

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Social crisis comes from those who do not accept differences and want to dig into the throat of others their own choices and of course we have the right to accept whatever we consider, but just have consideration in the fact that others could be affected by our choices.

The table below has concepts listed versus concepts which I have seen bring depression, confrontation, delinquency, wars, aggressiveness, lack of tolerance, low self esteem, and other social crisis' the world is having.

Concepts vs. Concepts

"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
To be bound by rules, regulations and rituals in order to gain salvation.
The quality in a person or society that arise from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in beliefs, customs, attitudes, arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
People or a society/ group/ community having no culture or value for it, which includes people having no respect for anyone, no beliefs, etc.
The quality or state of being actual or true.
The practice of the art and science of forming, directing, and administrating states and other political units; such as what politicians can get the voters to believe
A systematic instruction given to disciples to train them as students in a craft or trade, or to follow a particular code of conduct or order.
The authoritative imposition of something negative or unpleasant on a person or animal in respond to behavior deemed wrong by an individual or group.
An agreeing either expressly or by conduct, an approval, the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable without attempting to change it, protest or exit.
To refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or admit.


Acceptance is not a choice, it ought to be "the human experience, we should like to share ". Prejudice, envy and discrimination brings sorrows, discomfort, segregation and apartheid. Human rights are for each and every one of us independently of who or where we are, simply because we have life.

Children see, children do

After writing this hub I found an interesting hub that I want to link in this one because it made me grow in this area of acceptance from by billybuc.

Remember and consider that: Children See, Children Do...

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Children See, Children Do.

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I did not see this message sorry ytsenoh and thanks for your wonderful words. I came into this hub to link a great hub about acceptance by billybuc, which I invite to be read.

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      Cathy 6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      I'm glad you're a teacher. I see acceptance as tolerance and tolerance as a template to embrace diversity, which is not just dedicated to cultural differences--it covers a lot of subjects. Minds have a choice to accept or not accept people, places or things. What I find interesting is that of all the things in the world which do not offer up a choice, why not embrace those simple things that do such as acceptance of one another? Acceptance in itself has to be clearly defined to know what context it's being reference as. It's not a choice without tolerance of all kinds of differences being taught. I think it is dependent upon what it is that a person is being asked to accept, expected to accept. You've made me think on this one. I, too, am trying to understanding how it is not a choice when many people behave as if it were. Interesting hub.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Cagsil, thanks for your comment. This is a Hub, if I go deeper it would become a book. There is "cause and effects" explained in the Hub, which in my opinion acceptances is not a choice since it is conditioned by laws and others around us. It is the same with "liberty"...

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      Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

      Interesting hub. However, I will have to disagree. Acceptance is a choice. To say that it is not a choice negates individuality and the will of a person. Everything in life is a choice and life's path is based on choices. I would get deeper into it, but I won't unless it's necessary.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks, ringlawncare for such encouraging words.

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      ringlawncare 6 years ago from Stillwater MN

      WOW ! What a powerful article! I love the table & video, it really hits home with today's world not that these attitudes & behaviors are new, just not surprising as they once used to be. Great hub!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I wish people know the difference between acceptances and rejection with human disrespect.

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      Greg Boudonck 6 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      This hub has so much truth behind it. Sometimes it is very difficult to accept others, but they are different and we do have to accept that. If we were all the same this world would be boring.

      Great hub-voted up and other votes too.