Obviously, I am coming at it from a hearing loss perspective but the lessons I have learned truly apply to all aspects of life.
Lesson number one: Just because you made the journey to acceptance in X or Y weeks/ months does not mean that is the measuring stick by which to judge or counsel others.
Lesson number two: Beware of the acceptance facade. Where people claim to be accepting of a situation or circumstance, but their actions clearly say the opposite. This can breed confusion.
Lesson number three: Acceptance for some, is slow and mostly stagnant. They live in a land of denial. A great quote I heard: " Denial is a very deep and wide gulf" for some there is no truer statement.
Lesson number four: As much as it pains you to watch someone suffer who lacks acceptance, there are no shortcuts to get them to see the light, so to speak.
So basically, even though I view acceptance as the foundation on which happiness is born... I must remind myself that the journey to acceptance, has no deadline and is a very personal path. People arrive when they are ready to move forward.