«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.
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.