What do you think about change? Do we really change or do we just adapt?

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  1. Darksage profile image60
    Darksageposted 10 years ago

    What do you think about change? Do we really change or do we just adapt?

    We are humans and as we all know that humans are subject to change sooner than later. But do we really change or do we just merely adapt to the situations given to us by the world?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    I think it to be both. We are destined for change, so we adapt to those changes. I think many people would be very surprised as to what their bodies and minds can adapt to.

    1. Darksage profile image60
      Darksageposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer. I do believe that we adapt greatly to different situations in life, but isn't change more permanent that adapting? Anyways thank you for your answer. smile

  3. Abby Campbell profile image71
    Abby Campbellposted 10 years ago

    Isn't adapting a part of change? I think we must adapt to certain situations. However, if we have certain beliefs or convictions, we will want and put forth change into becoming the person we want to be.

    1. Darksage profile image60
      Darksageposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer. You have enlightened me, but can you emphasize/explain more on adapting being part of change. smile

  4. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    We adapt. Only one out of nine people successfully change their life. It's a depressing statistic from an article called Making a Change by Alan Deutschman. Because of this low statistic, it seems more realistic that we adapt to the differences, but rarely dramatically change.

    1. Darksage profile image60
      Darksageposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer, I would be looking forward in reading that article. You do have strong points that I agree on.

  5. Jynzly profile image64
    Jynzlyposted 10 years ago

    Change is a permanent thing regardless of how you see it and also depending on what you exactly want to mean by such word. Obviously we change physically from birth up to this point of our age and this is a natural change. Intellectually or knowledge-wise we also change because we learn something every day whether we are aware of it or not. Emotionally, we also change, it's a personal thing to find out what changes you have in this area. All these personal changes would be the sources of all the changes that could happen to our lives in all areas over time and space of a persons existence. Changes in relationships, jobs or careers, financial changes, change of domicile and everything else depend on the changes that had occurred in the personal level...to adapt is just a perception...change is the universal truth.

  6. stanwshura profile image73
    stanwshuraposted 10 years ago

    What do I *think* about change?  Not sure.  I know that change is always occuring.  And I mean literally.  It is the one constant.  That goes for humans as well.  Adaptation IS change.

  7. Savio Dawson profile image93
    Savio Dawsonposted 10 years ago

    I personally think that adaptation is a subset of change.... There is not much of distinction between them...

    1. I have adapted to their way of living.. .(which essentially means I have changed)

    The only difference is that adaptation may or may not be permanent, whereas change we assume to be permanent...

    My few cents..

  8. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image61
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 10 years ago

    Change is the only thing thank doesn't change!

  9. DDE profile image46
    DDEposted 10 years ago

    I had many changes in my life over the years and adapting is more like it,  a person changing is not so. It depends on the individual if they want to change.  Acceptance is also difficult with change. So fa it has been easier for me to adapt, adjusting is not easy.

  10. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 10 years ago

    I think change is what happens in our lives bad or good and we either adapt to it or we don't. I have adapted to many changes in my life.


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