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The urge to strive for happiness

Acceptance doesn't mean handing yourself over to a stressful, negative situation. We need to accept death, but we don't need to suffer through unfair treatment.

When we try only to think positively, we put ourselves in a striving state of mind, which is the opposite of calm contentment.

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Acceptance of negative emotions involves not trying to change how we feel but taking them for what they are.

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