Last week, I wrote about how being nice wasn’t enough, in and of itself. This kicked off a number of discussions, one of which focused around the idea of self-acceptance. After all, I’ve made it a point that self-acceptance is important and how believing in magic cures can actually hinder you in your progress when it comes to any sort of self-improvement.
At the same time however, it brings up the question: doesn’t needing to be more than just nice conflict with the idea of self-acceptance? After all, wouldn’t changing imply that you’re not accepting of yourself?
Well… not really. In fact, self-acceptance is an important part of self-improvement. Without one, you can’t really have the other.
Confused? Well let me explain.