Can people really change? Or only change their behavior?

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  1. lovetherain profile image80
    lovetherainposted 12 months ago

    What are your thoughts on this?

    Do people have baseline personalities that don't change?

    If we want to "change" do we have to constantly work on our behavior, what we say and do?

    I just am not sure. I used to think people can really change, but I am now not as confident in this belief as I once was.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      The poor follow the laws , like sheep most often or herd mentality . The super rich do what they want with an occasional slap on the wrist. The smart do best for balance.

      1. lovetherain profile image80
        lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I have not noticed that. Sounds like a bunch of cliches. A really big overgeneralization.

        And didn't even address change at all, which was the point of this discussion.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Mass Psychosis has the greatest dictatorship of peoples habits they follow.
          Most people just follow the crowds.

          I take the least traveled path and happy to be more unique rather than fighting the competition or following the herd.

          1. lovetherain profile image80
            lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            That's good for you,and I respect that.

            I sometimes follow, and most of the time not. People think I am very strange and I might be. But I can "conform" when I need to. I'm not sure if that is a personal flaw or something that is a good trait. Maybe both, in different ways.

            I think society would be pretty chaotic if it weren't for the normies. And there are a lot of normies that I respect and love.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              This covid new world order normal is not for me.

              It won't be too long the majority will not stand for this great abuse and unbalancing one-sided propaganda.

              It is the Aquarius age, more changes will be happening than any other time in most people's lifetime.

              1. lovetherain profile image80
                lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                I agree.

                About the Aquarian Age, you and I are both here now for a reason. So is everyone else here at this time. The difference is we know it already. Am I right?

                1. Castlepaloma profile image74
                  Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  Yes, I too have a hungry to know things. At least the more aware, do keep happiness closer and suffering further away.

                  1. lovetherain profile image80
                    lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    I have been uncharacteristiclly happy for three or four months now. weird. I'll take it any day over feeling down and pessimistic all the time

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      People can change if they really want too.
      Yes, they have to remind themselves in the beginning...until it becomes part of their daily routine.

      Nothing is impossible.

      1. lovetherain profile image80
        lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        But are you really different, or just better able to control yourself and action?

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Many of the sheep maybe lost. Your best off thinking for yourself first, then share.  Then change will come your way, one way or another.

          Always possiblities and many ways to skin a cat. Don't know anyone who would skin a cat, unless that quote came from the Cat haters book.
          You get the gist.

          1. lovetherain profile image80
            lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I agree mostly. Yet I was a sheep once and still am in some respects because of some personal flaws such as a weak will (that I am actively working to change). And I noticed at least one person I care for is coming around. so all is not lost!

            1. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I look at the story of the Wizard of OZ
              I found I was the scarecrow in the story. Always thought I was not smart enough. Yet throughout the journey the scarecrow was the one coming up with the ideas.

              You maybe the lion in the story, with courage. It can be a miss perspective that you are weak, when you really can change it.

              1. lovetherain profile image80
                lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                I think a part of this life is a series of tests. And a chance to improve. I watch the move cloud atlas, I think it is something along those lines, with many lives, many chances to make different choices. It is full of symbolism. In the end, our hero, who started out as the villain, goes to "heaven" after finally making the right choices.

        2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          You are different.
          Your whole outlook on life is different.

          1. lovetherain profile image80
            lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            That does make sense.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Humans have far more things in common than we do in indifferences. Yet also each human is uniquely beautiful in their own way

    3. MizBejabbers profile image86
      MizBejabbersposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I believe they can under certain circumstances. I noticed that one of you mentioned the Aquarian Age. I believe that when one awakens to their soul in the Aquarian Age, that person changes for the better and can never go back.
      But then there are superficial changes of the personality. Sometimes brought on by a great shock, such as when the loss of one's spouse or family wakes up an alcoholic who then changes to get that person or family back. Sometimes the change is permanent and sometimes not, and the cycle starts again.
      I don't understand people who go to a therapist for help and then therapy becomes a lifelong crutch. These are usually wealthy people who can afford therapy, which is expensive.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Agree

 
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