We can live without romance and power, but there’s more potent that we all hope to have. When it’s been missing we get so thristy for it.
Gladys M. Hunt wrote,
Acceptance means you are valuable just as you are.
It allows you to be the real you. You are not forced into someone else’s idea of who you are.
It means your ideas are taken seriously since they reflect you. You can talk about how you feel inside, why you feel that way, and someone really cares.
Acceptance means you can try out your ideal without being shot down. You can even express heretical thoughts and discuss them with intelligent questioning.
You feel safe.
No one will pronounce judgment on you even though they don’t agree with you. It doesn’t mean you’ll never be corrected or shown to be wrong. It simply means it’s safe to be you and no one will destroy you out of prejudice.