Acceptance doesn't necessarily mean approvalAcceptance and rejection are part of our lives. We accept certain things that we find matching our choices and preferences and reject those that do not match our preferences. Think of visiting a shop to purchase dresses. Either the shopkeeper will show you many items from which you will pick up your favourite ones or you will pick up your favourite ones from the shelf. This applies to almost every aspect and the choosier you are the longer will be the list of rejected items. Naturally, in that case, you will find it difficult to manage life because you'll never easily get what you want. It will be difficult to choose the dress, food, place, etc and you will find only a couple of people in your friends/relatives circle as you have kept the rest in the list of rejection. Maybe, that's why it is said to remain happy with whatever you have.
There are certain situations when we accept things under pressure or after a lot of persuasions though inside our mind the dissatisfaction remains, a sense of disapproval works somewhere. Many of you may have come across families where the parents do not accept the marriage of their daughter/son because of some reason. At times, after a lot of persuasion by other relatives and friends, the parents accept the marriage but they cannot behave normally with their sons-in-law or daughters-in-law because a sense of disapproval works somewhere in their minds. In our workplaces also we often come across some situations where we accept things reluctantly, though we are unable to approve them within ourselves. So, though the meaning of the words acceptance and approval are almost similar, a subtle difference exists.
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