This chapter does away with the possible misnomer that may be related to the term “acceptance”. It makes a clear distinction between, on the one hand, accepting drawbacks, learning from them and moving ahead, and, on the other, becoming apathetic and complacent about the status quo. In regards to accepting bad situations, the chapter reviews aversion to change, lack of reflection, fear of consequences, high stakes in the current situation, insecurity about what awaits in a new situation and lack of focus. Additional contexts in which acceptance should be considered with proper caution are also reviewed, such as acceptance as a hurdle toward progress, acceptance as avoidance strategy and acceptance as pacifier.