How Have You Changed?

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    3 Finger Readerposted 12 years ago

    Are you the same person you were as a child, or much different?

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I was never a child.

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      2. sofs profile image73
        sofsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hey you still are a kiddo Shuvo smile

        1. saleheensblog profile image61
          saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          smile smile neutral  neutral  sad  sad  big_smile  big_smile yikes  yikes  wink  hmm  tongue  lol  mad  roll  cool

    2. waynet profile image67
      waynetposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      No, my balls have dropped!

      Being serious though, I suppose I'm the same as I ever was, always prefer to laugh instead of cry hahahahahaha!

    3. Sunnyglitter profile image80
      Sunnyglitterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I've changed the way I handle things, but inside, many of my thoughts are still the same.

  2. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    I don't feel I've changed a lot. I'm still cynical, opinionated and never shut up!

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      you started typing before you was born

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    TopUniverseposted 12 years ago

    Changes in life is inevitable. One has to learn how to welcome it.

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    Toby Hansenposted 12 years ago

    I am still a child. Well, at heart, anyway big_smile

  5. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 12 years ago

    If you knew me when I was a kid, took a few decades off, and then decided to get to know me again. You would be shocked by how much I have changed, and, I keep on changing with every day.

    The only things that have not changed about me from when I was a little kid, is that I am still a picky eater. I still like going to amusement parks and fairs, and I sometimes watch cartoons in my underwear, and enjoy a good bubble bath. But everything else about me has changed.

    I should mention the writing thing. I have been writing since I was in Grade School, and I still love to draw in my spare time. the kid and me come out every once in a while...and I get STOOPID!

  6. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 12 years ago

    I am more of a kid now then I was when I was a kid hmm

    I am a lot happier now then I was then, more self confident too. I had a pretty messed up childhood tho, it required me to be pretty adult and handle stuff kids should not have to handle. Folks used to say I was 10 going on 30, now I am in our around my 30's and going on 10!

  7. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

    I haven't changed at all... I just have more money now to buy better toys!

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I was gonna say the exact same thing and I'll tell ya ain't a bad thing not to have changed.

  8. sofs profile image73
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    I used to be very temperamental and unhappy for no reason.. ..cynical and unbelieving and hard to please..
    wow man how much I have changed.. I am just the opposite now..
    I laugh all the time.. it is rare to see me unhappy or cynical..
    I just love life and live it like today is my last day.. !!
    Life is so much Fun now!! smile smile smile smile smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile

  9. Anesidora profile image59
    Anesidoraposted 12 years ago

    I'm a couple of feet taller, and maybe just an inch or two thicker. wink

    Other than that, in some ways I haven't changed a bit, in others I'm worlds different, and in still other ways I've done full 360's.

    I think I would say that the biggest difference is that I'm no longer lost and powerless. Still, those extra inches are damned annoying.

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      L a d y f a c eposted 12 years agoin reply to this


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    L a d y f a c eposted 12 years ago

    I'm pretty much the same person, minus that I know a lot more, understand a lot more and see the world in a completely different light... but I think that comes to everyone who ages. I still maintain a lot of my childhood hobbies, my ice cream flavour is still the same, and I still love pink lemonade, but now I add rum to it. big_smile

    I think personal evolution is generally inevitable.

  11. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I'm very much the same "me" I've always been, but it's as if I've been building more and more layers of understanding and knowledge on top of, or around, what was once not knowing much of anything about too many things.  (Guess that's why that call it the "inner child" - although, in my case, that child isn't all that "inner" either   lol ).  (I'm a lot taller now, so that comes in handy.  smile  )

    As it does for most/all people (and those lucky enough to ever have had an innocently happy childhood in the first place), life has brought loss with it; so I don't have that same innocent kind of happiness and sense that my world would always kind of just stay the same that I did as a child or even teenager.  Happiness when you're a grown-up can still be happiness, but it's a different kind.  On the other hand, in spite of all the innocent happiness I had in so many ways as a child, I wasn't completely happy to be a child at all.  I wanted to be a grown up from a pretty early age.  Now that I am, there's a whole other kind of happiness about being grown-up.  THAT makes up, in a lot of ways, for the thing about having some losses to have had to deal with, and to live with.

    BUT, all in all, I'm very much that same kid and happy to be able to say that.   smile   (Besides, now that my hair isn't being set on little tiny, pink, rubber curlers each night by my mother, I like my hair a lot better now.   lol  )

    1. Anesidora profile image59
      Anesidoraposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      "Layers of understanding and knowledge.."

      Yes! That's what those extra inches are! Thank-you! I feel so much better now.

      1. Lisa HW profile image60
        Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well, see that?  There's nothing like seeing any extra inches for all the "wonderfulness" that they are, right?   lol  (Gee, I wonder if I can think up a better way to view my own primary, life-long, concern - this challenging hair that made my mother think she could make it better by turning it into fuzz balls for school every day.  Honestly, no child should be made to go to school looking like that! lol )

  12. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 12 years ago

    WOW what a great question!   I changed from my perfect little girl that life changed and yet over the past few years found my way back to that wonderful little girl and am doing what I was created to do.  It's great to remain the same and grow in a healthy manner.  Peace smile

  13. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    ...well, no doubt i've changed...but kept all the good a matter of fact for the first time in years I climbed a tree last weekend....climbed up about 10 feet....was trying to get a really good picture with my up the tree i went big_smile....surprised myself when i realized what i did after...but you know i just did what came's good to know, i still have it in me.....big_smile

  14. Mikeydoes profile image43
    Mikeydoesposted 12 years ago

    I've changed tremendously, and I plan on changing more and more.. To better myself.

  15. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 12 years ago

    I have changed alot since I was a child. I was a mean little girl and liked to fight alot and acted like a boy. I loved to play football.

  16. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 12 years ago

    Sure, I think I've changed, but I think we all do... I grew up, I lost people I loved, experienced personal. national and global tragedies... With experiences like those, we all change, if even slightly.  I've become more sympathetic and empathetic.  I see a lot more gray and a lot less black and white now.
    But certain philosophies stayed with me from my childhood... And that I'm thankful for smile

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    3 Finger Readerposted 12 years ago

    As for myself--

    I've changed a great deal. I was a lot shyer, certainly more quiet as a child then I am now. I had tons more patience; as an adult I'm almost obsessed with time and timeliness.

    I used to be a lot more confident, too, and as an adult I've found that my confidence is shakier--I don't think that's the usual way these things go--aren't you supposed to gain confidence as you get older, rather than the reverse?

    When I was girl, I wanted to be a doctor. Never thought for a moment that I wasn't capable of doing whatever I set my mind too. That changed sometime in middle school.

  18. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Ive changed drastically over the last 8 years, very in touch with reality smile

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Richie, did you always have that bird on your shoulder, or have I only just noticed it?

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    shazwellynposted 12 years ago

    No, I havent changed, I have just got more experienced. wink

  20. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 12 years ago

    I get the feeling I'll never 'grow-up'. No - I haven't changed a lot. But I have got better at most things, and always enjoy learning something new.

  21. brandonhart100 profile image79
    brandonhart100posted 12 years ago

    I'm definitely not the same I was.  Experiences shape who you are as an individual.  A 3 year old's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain and from 3-12 is when your social development is most crucial. 

    During that time period, and even after, negative and positive experiences that related to friends, colleagues, and rivals have made me who I am today.

    I believe this is why we are all so unique, because our enormous collection of experiences define who we are and make us who we are and no one else is exactly like us.

    Children, in some ways are very much like each other.  Although some are more genetically disposed to certain talents, the most important part of a child's development is those early experiences of training and socializing (whether positive or negative impact).


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