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I Know People Can Change

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    One Bad Choice Don'T Equal Damnation

    Larry Bohn, Nelson Pettis and Jon Fowler are three prison inmates that are currently at Larch Corrections Center in Washington. They may be in prison, but they are also heroes.   Three boys between the ages of 8 and 16 were kayaking down Salmon...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 24, 2013

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    When you start to see people change,

    you start to wonder if they were like this in the beginning, and if you just never noticed it. But don’t forget you once loved who they were before. Don’t take it out on them for changing, because nobody stays the same. We all grow and we all change.
    happygribi happygribi 26-30, F Nov 19, 2014

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    Important Distinction

    People can change, but you can't change people.
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2010

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    For The Good Or For The Bad......

    I call it the Jekyll and Hyde syndrome and have witnessed it several  times in my life. When they change from a Hyde to a Jekyll, it's a good thing and makes us want to applaud.  It can restore our faith in humankind and bring smiles to faces and joy to our...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 11 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    Do They Want To?

    Or for that matter...do they need to and what is that based on? Everyone is capable of changing, they just have to have the desire.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2011

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    I know I can change, especially my mind.

    I start chatting with people and I get to know them at first I am like yeah I like them, he/she is nice and then I start chatting to them more getting to know them how they act/react. What they talk about and what they want to talk about. It's just quite annoying sometimes how I...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 18-21, F Feb 3, 2014

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    For I Have !

    I know anyone can change as long as they put there minds to it . I have been though the proverbial wringer and now have changed and feel better about myself too .
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 8 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Would Be Surprised

    If people didn't change.   Experiences and life mold a person and their views. To say that your the same person that you were a year ago or even two years ago is folly.  Change happens, things with me have changed and now that I look back on old stories and finding how I was...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Faith.....

    Just be a bit patient and listen to them.....
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2011

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    People Can Change

    There's2 option:  People either change for the better or for the worse.I would never ask someone to change for me.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    The greatest or the worst Usually the persons we let get closest to us have the most impact on our lives. And being that they are involved in our lives, they often can influence...
    MissRejected MissRejected 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I know i cant change a lot of things, but i going to try to change the way i ate No bead No milk No met (like salami and jam and all that) No deserts Wish me good luck :D
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    There is something not quite right about me. I'm sure lots of people say this and you just think 'Yeah well nobody's perfect..' But I actually think there is something quite wrong...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 6 Responses Mar 20

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    working extremely hard on myself so i can become a better person. Change is something that everyone will experience and while i cannot change the past mistakes I've made i am going...
    crazybladebabe crazybladebabe 18-21, F Mar 31

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    one person can change it for the better, and one person can change it for the worse. That one person who changes it for the better, could also be the same person who changes it...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F Mar 20

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    People have changed so much
    VictoriaDynes VictoriaDynes 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My wife admitted of having an emotional affair of a co-worker after I have caugth a txt message and a picture with an email account made for them.She works on nigths and the guy in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I definitely believe that one person can change your whole life. This can happen on many levels, whether it be romantically, you're career path, or just the way you are the world.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do believe that smiling at others can change their negative attitude to a positive one. I have been depressed and others have smiled and spoken a nice word to me and it made all...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 27

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    Well I don't think they can :P I know they can! If you truly care about someone then they can influence you in many different ways :P They can either push you to better yourself or...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I believe i only can change myself :-)
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    People first definition I found when I googled was this: "human beings in general or considered collectively." that is part of the reason I love getting to know people, all so...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I think I have paranoia or something. because I always think people can read my thoughts and know what music I'm listening to and their judging me based off of it. like there are...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    I am so Glad people can't read my thoughts!! For my day job, I work as an elevator operator in an apartment building in New York City... My job consists of me taking the buildings...
    JayBigNyc JayBigNyc 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm gonna write about 2 books that have made an impact on me! Do Not Harm Life,Death and Brain Surgery By Henry Marsh and Dynamo Nothing is Impossible! Lets start with Do Not Harm...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Are you The person you loved Did she dream of sand In her hair as she weds Was it proof of faith? Are you The one you used to be Holding to cages tightly Caring, and...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Someone asks you to treat them to food.... You say ok. I will order. You pick up. I will pay. They say no because they don't want to stop. When it's on their way home. I'm so...
    drp510 drp510 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    To tell you the truth, at times i just don't know about people on this site, you havn't heard from them for a few days, so you send them a simple hello how are you doing this...
    kimheart1992 kimheart1992 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Regrets collect like old friends. I learned too late the value of being open and sincere to friends. I should have been more comfortable in showing my emotions and affection...
    Dayannara Dayannara 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    For a few reasons. Chronic pain wears me down so I'm not as cheerful as I appear to be when around others. I also have a weird/sometimes perverted/odd sense of humor that I'd...
    cpettit757 cpettit757 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I had a best friend that hurt me so much. I was emotionally hurt, I was emotionally affected. I never thought getting into high school was like a life risk. I felt like a failed...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    There are some people that we have to keep distance, it's not because you hate them or you don't like them. It's because we know it's the best thing to do.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F Mar 22

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    my dreams never make sense in most of them I find myself smoking I wake up and crave it they always have the people I love in them but its like I'm watching everything in my dream...
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Accepting the fact that I can't change how much people care or not, no matter how much I care is one of the hardest things ever, but I'm learning to accept and move on. People take...
    Debbiefrangipani Debbiefrangipani 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    It's all my fault you are acting like this now. You don't need to be him, you don't need to look like him, you don't need to copy him nor be one of the guys like him. Baby, you're...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had this teacher in middle school who really changed my way of viewing the world. When I first met him, I was an extremely shy person who couldn't even have a casual conversation...
    UneReveuse UneReveuse 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    EP Friends ... Some of you know I've been struggling for years to find lasting improvement in my marriage. Sadly, our more recent issues are not improving. At our last...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 14 Responses Mar 29

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    I've been trying too keep my cool but I can't anymore. I lost all my friends and now my sister because she rather spend more time with her boyfriend than family. I always thought...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My wife left about 9 months ago, I tried everything to convince her not to do this to us. We have to boys 5 & 8. So she has been doing whatever she wants. I have heard her tell me...
    manoeste manoeste 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    For quite some time now I have been struggling with an over riding sense of unhappiness with the state of things in my life, starting with the long term issues in my marriage...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 8 Responses Mar 23

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    Sometimes it's not always for the better. A man who used to be my childhood best friend changed my life drastically. I've got a mile long list of things that make me panicky now...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    No matter what people say we are all perfect in our own way and we should only change if its how we truly feel :)
    LoganCW LoganCW 16-17, M