What experience has changed your outlook on life?

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  1. dobo700 profile image59
    dobo700posted 9 years ago

    What experience has changed your outlook on life?

  2. Gary Holdaway profile image88
    Gary Holdawayposted 9 years ago

    growing up, settling down and having a child are all huge contributors to my change in outlook. However my outlook on governments changed just today, when I saw a politician claim that the country needs more money and needs to spend less, and he drove off in a brand new bentley back to his 12 bedroom second home that only he lives in... all expense paid, of course.

    My point is, my outlooks change daily based on many events, It's very hard to label exactly how my experiences have effected my overall outlook.

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    Emily Sparksposted 9 years ago

    When I accepted Christ as my Saviour!  He has changed my life for the better.

  4. Alma Cabase profile image59
    Alma Cabaseposted 9 years ago

    My dad's death made me stronger. After I lost him, it seems I can face any challenge in life with my head up high.

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    Missylove21posted 9 years ago

    The death of my father at a young age.  It has molded me into the responsible adult I am today.  I have a strong feeling of security for the after life.  It has totally evolved my relationship with God.  Grant you, it has taken me almost 10 years to say this.

  6. somethgblue profile image78
    somethgblueposted 9 years ago

    Learning to think with my heart and soul rather than my mind has changed my outlook on life however getting and staying sober allowed the clarity of the entire 'thought' process to accomplish this.

    No longer is proof necessary to formulate a belief in the truth. Having learned to feel the truth by practicing the four Universal Laws, attraction, intention, allowance and balance has shown me that synchronicity is not an accident.

    We humans create the reality we live through the conditioning we have received for the last thousand years. We are taught at very early age that we are the victim and that by blaming others we do not have a need to take responsibility for our actions.

    Creating a new paradigm closer to the heart may require a spiritual cleansing of the entire planet, this will be physical as well a spiritual.

    1. someonewhoknows profile image75
      someonewhoknowsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Somethingblue your  comments are very wise if I may say so ! Kudos for the inspiration you give to anyone reading this.

  7. galleryofgrace profile image72
    galleryofgraceposted 9 years ago

    1) Almost drowning when I was young. I saw what I believed to be angels and angelic beings that were highly intelligent and in control of humans.
    2) Writing for hubpages has changed my life drasticly for the good. new perspectives, a new way of looking at life and the realization that I can share written words that people need without humbly waiting for miles and miles of rejection slips.

    1. someonewhoknows profile image75
      someonewhoknowsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why do you believe angelic beings are in control of humans?
      In my opinion angels may be there for you if and when you need them and if you deserve their help.

    2. Insane Mundane profile image57
      Insane Mundaneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is time for "someonewhoknows" to provide baloney answer upon this query; blah!

  8. stclairjack profile image81
    stclairjackposted 9 years ago

    working in long term care has darkened my sense of humor and made me far more brave in taking risks

    divorce has shown me my strengths and my weakness', and given me the freedom to find and be myself

    politics has helped me laugh at things i have no controll over... and fight like hell for things that i do

    but no SINGLE event in my life has had a "life altering" effect... its always cumulative.

  9. Kris Heeter profile image75
    Kris Heeterposted 9 years ago

    Being hit by a car as a pedestrian at the age of 20 and wondering if I'd ever walk again or live a normal life again.  It made me see the world differently and I learned to be grateful for every day that has been given to me since then.  Life can change in an instant...

  10. Author Cheryl profile image83
    Author Cherylposted 9 years ago

    Working in Oncology and patients living their last days on Chemotherapy instead of enjoying their time they have left.  Life is precious and too short.  I enjoy each day to the fullest.

  11. A Perfect Chef profile image64
    A Perfect Chefposted 9 years ago

    Working in the retail industry has changed my outlook on life.  It makes me sad to see how people are so unsatisfied with their own lives that they have to take it out on others they come in contact with.  Sometimes I think it might be better for them to eat a bullet.  Pow...Splat...Thud...Silence...Peaceful.

  12. debbiepinkston profile image81
    debbiepinkstonposted 9 years ago

    Having children changed my outlook!  I no longer thought only about what I wanted, but what someone else needed from me. Life will NEVER be the same.

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      Lizam1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      me too.  Having children - even though I had a great life before - is the single most positive change and I am so thankful.  It was my chikldren who helped me tough out breast cancer and take charge of my own healing.

  13. James Peters profile image85
    James Petersposted 9 years ago


    When I lost everything...
    My job, my house, my wife, etc.
    I was diagnoised with "paranoid schizophrenia".
    Everything was getting worse; where did I do wrong?

    Picking myself back up was the hardest thing I ever had to do.
    Thank God for friends; very special friends.

    Homelessness was a real thing to me.

    I know who I am now.

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      Lizam1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So glad you made it through.  People like you inspire us.

  14. msorensson profile image67
    msorenssonposted 9 years ago

    There is no single experience I can name. It is rather a tapestry of events,sometimes immediate, sometimes years apart, one may say even lifetimes apart...but how does one measure memory?

    Only now can I put it into words, all of those events had a single challenge.."To control.." and the lesson and the only answer is the same.."Let it be.." as sung by The Beatles...

    Only the perspectives, the viewpoints,  change..

    "Thus shall ye think of this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; A flash of lightning in a summer cloud; A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."
    -Diamond Sutra

  15. MasculistFeminist profile image50
    MasculistFeministposted 9 years ago

    What a great question! Honestly I could not pin it down to one experience, but rather a series of experiences. Generally speaking, I would say a change in my outlook has always been associated with key developmental periods in my life when social and personal expectations/pressures have markedly changed. I can't go over all of them. So I will address my answer in the context of why I am on HubPages to begin with. The emerging issues facing men in society and the sexism we face.

    One experience with girls during boyhood and adolescence-

    I am Gen Y and first remember realising something was amiss when I was nine years old. There seemed to be an air of haughtiness among the girls at school towards the boys. Initially I thought it was just a phase, like girl germs, boy germs etc. But it was more than that, they had this mysterious disdain toward masculinity. I remember being very confused by it because it seemed to come from nowhere without provocation. At school in general there seemed to be this dislike of maleness. Boys were never praised and encouraged like the girls after they did well at their schoolwork. There was little or no opportunity to engage in male behaviour in the classroom (in sport only). When typical male behaviour was recognised it was mostly the bad kind, not the good kind. Girls were also often given special treatment. Boys in my class were often punished in ways to humiliate and yet I can never remember a misbehaving girl receiving such punishment. I can even remember special treatment on the playground. Girls could sit in areas that I was told I could not sit in. Of note was the fact there was only one male teacher at school. But it was this prevailing pro-female and anti-male attitude of both the teachers and the mothers (not just the teachers), that was hurtful to me.

    Female haughtiness had mushroomed by my adolescence. If you had an innocent crush on a girl, you were a stalker or creep. It was always up to the guy to approach the girl and hope he did not get painted as some deviant. Girls seemed to revel in rejection and rumor mongering. Whilst picking up was up to the guy, dumping was pretty much the girls territory. Dating seemed to be mostly about the girl, with little concern for the guy.

    Fortunately I have met some nice girls since then. But they seem to be a minority. Perhaps it is the country I live in (Australia). I don't know the exact cause, but I suspect the hostility against men has a mostly cultural basis (at least in the West).

    1. someonewhoknows profile image75
      someonewhoknowsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You reminded me of some of the girls I've run across in my life.Western society has changed for the worse since extremist feminists have emerged over the years beginning with smoking and women working at jobs only men used to do like bank tellers etc

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    JThomp42posted 9 years ago

    Seeing my best friend killed when I was 15 years old. This taught me that no one is the exception of the old phrase "No one is promised tomorrow."

  17. Insane Mundane profile image57
    Insane Mundaneposted 9 years ago

    For me, I'd have to answer with "the whole entire thing."  Life is all about the experience, and the better your memory is, the more experiences you can recollect.  Those who forget their past, are truly lost...
    Perhaps that is why I have always strived to remember everything, no matter how big or small or bad or good the events may have been, as it is all apart of life.
    As for the outlook on life, for some, it changes like the weather while others may refuse to accept the whole picture and permeate their life with storms & clouds or sunshine & rainbows - depending on your perspective...  Ha!

  18. tirelesstraveler profile image60
    tirelesstravelerposted 9 years ago

    Believing in God,having children and having cancer three times.


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