Do you think people can really change? Like really make an effort to change who they are, wipe clean the mistakes they made and become a better person? For todays open discussion Saturday I wanted to speak on this topic and what your thoughts are.
As we are now in a new year, we often hear of how people intend to make changes through New Years resolutions. They come into the new year with this motivation to get healthier, eat better, exercise and remove their bad ways. But do you think that people can really change and become different people?
I think people change yes, sometimes unintentionally. And not necessarily for good either. For me, I think there are two different types of change, maybe even 3. Those people who don’t mean for it to happen – can be for good or for bad. Let’s say they get in with the wrong crowd and before you know it they’re completely different people. And then there’s those who just naturally evolve and change as they grow as people and in age – again, this can be for good or bad.
LEOPARDS NEVER CHANGE THEIR SPOTS
Have you ever heard that saying before? I’ve heard it so many times. And to break it down, I think it basically means that once someone is the way they are, they don’t or can’t ever change from it. And in this instance I think it’s meant in a negative way. I’m not sure if I agree with this necessarily, maybe in certain circumstances but not all.
I think there can be reformation of people and their character if they want it. I also don’t think that you should be judged from mistakes you made a long time ago. The stupid things I did as a teen don’t define who I am. And I would hate to think those things I did as a kid had any sort of affect on me now as an adult. It wouldn’t be fair.
ONCE A CHEAT ALWAYS A CHEAT?
Another popular saying – once a cheat always a cheat. I know this one is a little controversial but another important thing for us to discuss. Do you think people who cheat on their significant others are always cheaters or do you think they can change?
Its a hard one for me to comment on as I don’t have any personal experience of this, which is why I’m interested to hear your views. From this happening to people I know, it almost always ends up being that the person cheats again and again. Cheating I think often leads to so many other negative things. Like lying, losing trust and it ends up being so detrimental to peoples mental health at times too.