Change

«Do you think people can change?» That was a prompt in Plinky the other day.

My answer to that would be a resounding YES! We change from the moment we’re born. If nothing else, we age! We learn … throughout life we learn — consciously or subconsciously we learn something every day. Our values may change accordingly too.  I’m not entirely the same person as I was, say, twenty years ago, and I want to be ‘judged’ for who I am today … not who I was then … even if that may give a hint of who I might be tomorrow.

From an early stage, we learn to behave … to adjust to society. If we don’t, we’ll have a really hard time. We adjust to the circumstances like amoebas … at least most of us. Our upbringing, education … our respective country’s values shape us to a point we’re not always aware of … until we get a reason to think about it.

I’ll turn fifty seven years old this year … somewhere deep within I still feel no different from seventeen and there is something that never changes, I guess… I’m still «me», for better or for worse. I can decide to lose weight, take up Yoga, learn a new language, dye my hair red as an Irish Setter but the core will still be there … ME.

These roses, that my husband shot in Medoc, France last year, are no longer there … not the very same roses, but their seeds have spent the Winter, and with the sun’s love they’ve probably returned …

Having reasoned myself through this post, it seems I have to add «up to a point» to the resounding YES I started out with 🙂

WordPress release a couple of new themes yesterday, and I’ve changed to a theme called Oxygen, speaking of change. I have few favourite themes now, and I might go back to the previous Origin, which I think I liked better.

26 Replies to “Change”

  1. Human nature is all about stubborn, and the older we get, it appears that we reject change ever more. That flower is trying it’s best to run away from the crowd! The Oxygen theme didn’t seem to work right for me but may try it again.

        1. Jag tycker det är kul att byta ibland, men jag tror just nu att jag kommer att gå tillbaka till endera Ari eller Origin.

  2. Ja, vi ændrer os gennem hele livet. Og gudskelov for det. Da jeg var ung gennegik jeg en meget besværlig fase som jeg ikke kunne tænke mig at genopleve, og jeg er bestemt ikke den samme udadtil som tidligere. På den anden side tror jeg at vi har nogle dybe “værdier”, egenskaber, som næppe står til at ændre.
    Min påstand er at nogle mennesker er onde, enten på grund af opvækstvilkår eller måske også arveligt ( det sidste er jeg meget i tvivl om), der kan nævnes mange eksempler, men også mennesker som er gode og kærlige – vi kender alle nogle af dem.
    Nå jeg vrøvler. Der er et vigtigt emne du tager op, Roserne er bedårende. Knus.

    1. Annette! Va’ KUL att se Dig här! Det var evigheter se’n. En Danska och en Norsk i samma blog post kommentarer, fantastiskt 😆

      Oh, jag har haft en del besvärliga faser också, jag tror inte jag skulle överleva att gå igenom dem igen, MEN å andra sidan så har de bidragit till att jag är den jag är i dag. De formar ens karaktär på något sätt.

      Det där med huruvida det är ärftligt eller inte, betr. de onda, kan man ju fundera över … det är som det är i vilket fall. Vissa är onda, andra är goda.. «they’re just wired that way». Men när man ser på Amerikanska kriminal shower (vilket det är otroligt gott om!), blir man ju mörkrädd för all ondska den mänskliga rasen kan producera.

      Kramisar, och tack!

    2. Jeg tror at selv onde mennesker kan ha gode og kjærlige sider. Husker ikke om det var Himmler eller en annen tysk offiser som jeg leste om, men i en artikkel jeg leste ble det fremhevet hvilken god familiefar han var.

      1. Så tror jag det är med allihopa … ingen är 100% ond eller god, men för en del verkar det ju ha skruvat ihop sig ordentligt i hjärnan?!

  3. Hi,
    I think changes in our lives are great, with each change we learn something new, something different, meet different people maybe even make some new friends as well. 😀

  4. Nothing stays the same, everything changes, including us, and hopefully we learn from the changes. Who know what tomorrow may bring – making a new friend perhaps? Or we may change our daily routine and do something completely different!
    So yes Rebekah, I agree – people can and do, change.

    1. Barb,
      Wow … here I’d missed several comments! Hence the late reply. I think I’ve trusted that notification bar too much, found this by pure chance!

      Yes, that’s the wonder of this life — we never know what’s around the bend, and it’s all very exciting.

      But I do notice about myself, the older I get, the less I change those daily routines 🙂

      1. Glad you found my comment!
        I also find that the older I get, the less I like change, and I’m a stickler for my daily routine!

  5. Love the roses!! Gorgeous!

    I do think everyone changes but not all for the best. There are some people who never learn. And others who are very flexible. i truly hope I am one of the flexible. I remember when working as a nurse, we would get something new —- piece of equipment, new way to chart, etc. I noticed that the older nurses almost all resisted anything new. A lot of ‘we have always done it this way’ was heard. I decided then and there that I would embrace change and adapt. I always like something new and different. And yet I still know people who have changed very little since their teens. Stuck in a rut.

    1. Julie,
      I’ve missed a whole slough of comments! Wonder if there are more I haven’t even noticed! Geez…
      It seems in work groups there are always certain characters represented, like you said ‘we’ve always done it this way’..

      I’m totally hooked on the modern technology, so in that way, I’m all for change 🙂

  6. Change is necessary or we will never grow, but you are so right that the core of who we are remains the same. I like to think of change as a little more icing on a cake I already like. 🙂

    p.s. I’ve never really grown up all the way either. I’m still a kid even though I’m well past the supposed age of adulthood. 🙂

    1. Yes, that was well put, and I like to think so too …a frosting on the cake. Hopefully, I’ve changed for the better.

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