Change...to desire change implies that there is discomfort with the way things are, with the way one is or perhaps the way another is. At the root of change there is desire which is a thing of the mind and of time...so what one desires is a thing of projection...a thing unseen..yet a thought...of future outcomes. Once the desire has been achieved in the present...for example the thing that was desired to change has changed, there often evolves the distressing fact that this 'change' may not have been what the trouble was after all...this is past regret. So when you see how tied and twisted time and consciousness truly are..you see that indeed everything changes...people, circumstances, the lot of it. So yes...people can and do change..everyday...just nothing is in ones' own control when it comes to what others will say or do in this life.
|4 years ago. Rating: 15|
I believe people change, and are capable of change. To what degree they change, probably depends on the individual and circumstances. Within every day there is a lesson, that changes how we percieve the world around us. It might not be a major realization, but it will have changed our understanding of the world, and how we fit into it.
|4 years ago. Rating: 10|
We'll see. My eldest son just got out of jail a couple of days ago. He told me that stay was the rock bottom of his life and he is DONE with meth, DONE with doing illegal stuff to "earn" money, and that he does not enjoy cigarettes anymore. Those changes are HUGE! But it will be a day-to-day challenge. Every day I will thank God for another day of his being clean.
|4 years ago. Rating: 4|
I speak only for myself here. I’ve always been the same. I’ve gotten older and smarter (I guess) but the me who relates to other people, beauty around me, music, love, food, fear, anger, injustice... has remained the same. As I write this I’m wondering if tomorrow I change my mind about my answer. : ) I haven’t read other answers yet.
Not an easy question! I’m confused ... as usual. : )
|4 years ago. Rating: 0|