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Who were you when you were young? And who are you now?

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years ago

    Looking back on my life, I wonder if the things that were important to me yesteryear are still important to me today.

    Here they are:
    1.    Absolute integrity. Sometimes I thought people wanted the honesty they asked for when instead they wanted approval or comfort. Now, as I look back, I guess I would have done things differently. I would have acknowledged their need and gently moved away. I need the kind of people in my life that do not say one thing and mean another.

    2.    Loyalty and faithfulness. Once given, always there. In days gone by, I would be loyal and faithful to people who had long ago moved on from me, and because I hung on so long, believing that there was some spiritual point to my loyalty, it cost me a lot of time in my life. Today, I still value loyalty and faithfulness, but I have learnt to move on when it appears that those qualities are not valued.

    3.    I grew up, connected to some deep presence I felt around me. It kept me safe. I spoke to it, thought it was God. I thought it brought me through impossible, terrible situations.  I no longer believe that there is a personal God. I still feel some presence surround me but  I am more inclined to believe that there is another explanation. I know that had I known then that there was no God, I wouldn't have wasted my life. Today I know that  I can do no more than my best.

    4.    A sense of deep responsibility to humanity. It has cost me dearly, but it is still with me. Now, my sense of responsibility towards humanity is tempered by the realization that I can only do what is within my means, and I do not have to harm myself if it costs too much.

    So, while my basics characteristics haven't changed, I've grown to express those characteristics in a different way.

    Who were you once? And who are you now?

  2. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I was once a famous porn star and was built like a brick house. Over the years, I've packed on the pounds, and now I'm no longer a brick house...I'm a mansion!

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    SirDentposted 7 years ago

    I used to be only a tiny little ding.  Now I am a full blown Dent.

  4. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Pretty much the same...just older and a wee bit wiser smile

  5. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...well....living in cooolllllldddd ole Canada.....i was born with ice skates on my feet....and they're still there....can't get rid of em.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting that we all remain who we are, but just get a little wise about expressing who we are...smile

  6. Bard of Ely profile image85
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    Same person but with a bit more energy and more hair!