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re?ject [v. ri-jekt; n. ree-jekt] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object) 1. to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
2. to refuse to grant (a request, demand, etc.).
3. to refuse to accept (someone or something); rebuff: The other children rejected him. The publisher rejected the author’s latest novel.
4. to discard as useless or unsatisfactory: The mind rejects painful memories.
5. to cast out or eject; vomit.
6. to cast out or off.
7. Medicine/Medical. (of a human or other animal) to have an immunological reaction against (a transplanted organ or grafted tissue): If tissue types are not matched properly, a patient undergoing a transplant will reject the graft.

–noun 8. something rejected, as an imperfect article.

it’s amazing how a six-letter word can bring about so much pain, doubt, and negative feelings all together. not only can it destroy any kind of positive or happy feelings that you had in general, it transcends every aspect of life.

i’ve never really sat down and thought about all the ways that rejection affects my life… but i feel the need to do it now… introducing…

yes... ladebelle has rejection issues too

yes... ladebelle has rejection issues too

i can’t remember my first encounter with rejection… i’m sure that i was young, as we most were. it seems as you get older, the faster and harder rejection hits.

what am i talking about you ask? ok, when you’re younger, things are just so much easier! so i don’t think that we pay that close attention to rejection when it comes. for instance, when we were younger, school was so much easier then college and post grad. even when you did fail, it wasn’t the end of the world like it is now.
but if i fail now, shiiiiit it’s the end of the world as we know it and i get rejected from my student loans. when we were younger we didn’t have to have jobs so not getting the job we interviewed for doesn’t affect us the way that it does now. and neither does being rejected from the opposite sex.

but now we’re adults living in the sucky, rejecting, real world. it seems like everytime you turn around, there’s another stamp of rejection…

…professional life…
ok… so you watch the dvd on how to master an interview. you do the research on the company. you mapquest the address so that you have turn by turn directions. you are dressed to a tee. you arrive 15 min early. you think the interview goes great! you skip out the office thinkin you just got your job!!! YESS!!! you send off your thank you notes with enthusiasm. three days later you get a letter in the mail saying, ‘thank you for coming into to interview with us. unfortunately, blah blah blah blah blah’ REJECTION!!!!!!!!!!

…personal life…
there are soooo many examples of this… i’ll just name a couple of the more popular…
example #1: you are trying to be nice to someone and you smile or say hi and they look away as if you weren’t speaking to them… REJECTED
example #2: this is more personal and i think that we’ve all been guilty of this. you know that someone is interested in you but you just don’t feel the same way. so you do the silent treatment. you stop calling/texting them. you don’t answer their calls. you don’t answer any unknown number to you.

finally, they get the picture… REJECTION
example #3: this example is very similar to the previous example. so you get to know someone. or so you think. you grow to actually like this person, have feelings for them. and then you realize it and acknowledge the feelings for the person. you just haven’t told them about it yet. somehow it comes out (whether it’s thru them beggin and pleading or with some spirits) and their response is, “oh, i already knew that.” so you think that everything’s fine since they already knew it. nope, think again. for some odd reason, the announcing of feelings warrants example #2 to occur. thus leading, once again, to REJECTION

so here is my question to the world (or just the www) if you already knew how i was feelin, then y bother to force it outta me if ur just gonna REJECT me afterwards??? and y is it that it’s the ugly people that REJECT pretty people???

ok folks… that’s all outta me… leave me a comment and include some of rejection examples… until next time…KEEP IT PIMPIN!!!

xoxo

ladebelle

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One Comment

  1. What I find interesting about rejection is it’s ability to limit our lives. The fear of rejection can stop me dead, keep me from doing things today I was so confident about yesterday. Funny thing is I can handle rejection pretty well when it happens but I’m terrified of it.


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