Thursday, April 27, 2006


Today I learned about an important psychological concept known as "RADICAL ACCEPTANCE". It is based on the idea that suffering is a combination of pain and the non-acceptance of reality.

Radical Acceptance is composed of three components:

(1) reality is what it is;

(2) everything has a cause;

(3) life can be worth living, even when there is pain

It occurs to me that radical acceptance has been exactly what is missing from the left and the Democrats for approximately the last 5+ years. To be precise:

(1) George W. Bush is the President of the U.S. and will continue to be the President of the U.S. until 2008.

(2) He was duly elected to that position in the 2000 and 2004 national election.

(3) In spite of this horrible and tragic truth, you need to let go of your hate and get a life. Simple dislike is perfectly psychologically healthy.

Just thought I'd pass on some of the important things I'm learning, since they might help some poor person suffering from BDS to transition to ordinary human pain.

It's the least I can do.

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