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I Know People Can Change

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    Faith.....

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    If people were meant to change, they will but you can't force people to change unfortunetly. Unfortunetly those select few will always stay the same old characters they were meant...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F Feb 18

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    I totally understand how pain - being unloved when you need it desperately - can lead to resentment and outright hatred. I totally get how things even just within yourself - guilt...
    scalner scalner 31-35 5 days ago

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    Accepting something I cannot change is accepting the fact that the person I love, has done things dangerous to his well being and our relationship. I cannot stop it, I cannot...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    Just give in, it's part of the serenity pledge. But I believe it should extend to everyone in every walk of life, Gods grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    How can you change something that isn't defined yet, such as future? Every action, even thought can change your whole life. As long as you make decisions, your future is as blank...
    arenxus arenxus 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    When do you know something can't change? How do you know you're not a quitter and you did everything?
    alyssaliv alyssaliv 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 18 Responses 2 days ago

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    letting go of the mistakes from my past and keeping the lessons I learned. I can't change my mistakes, but I can change how I handle a situation next time.
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    I am not perfect. nor would I want to be. I am naive to many negative things. But I am not cynical. I am a bit overweight, but I am not starving. I work a lot, but atleast I have...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I am working very hard on not doing this. I seem to have this problem with getting stuck in the what if's. What if I did this different or what if I had said this, or what if I...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I alone cannot change the world. .... But...I can cast a stone .. That would create many ripples...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    We can talk to each other by social media. We can change the way we approach many problems and we can create a world that is different from what has ever existed. There was a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    never give up when life gets tough , if u choose to get up and focus what can be improve than you will succeed . patients and persistence always pays off. if u believe that you can...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love foooood. I cannot change that! I'm just not one of those girls who eat small portions of the healthiest food all the time! But that's okay, because that's what inspired me...
    IwillAlwaysBeMe IwillAlwaysBeMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes i unconciously negatively judge people in my mind... then immedietly regret doing so, and try and stop myself while silently scolding myself and apologising to that...
    rubster09 rubster09 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like I'm crazy sometimes the way my brain works! I'm what you call a, pessimistic thinker? hmm, I think of the worst possible outcome for whatever situation happens, say...
    daysky daysky 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Last July I started to break up with this guy, and in his twisted mind he thought raping me would bring me back. I got through it and months later I thought I could completely...
    Anon787 Anon787 22-25, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    So I'm 22 and still in college which ****** me off so much . There so many things inside of me I wanna express but I'm afraid . I feel like a failure because when I look at myself...
    ish1234567 ish1234567 22-25, M 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I've always been an outcast. My upbringing and misfortune of being born into a life of poverty by an alcoholic mother didn't exactly help me to succeed in this world we find...
    Johnirish Johnirish 22-25, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    My name is Alyssa and I'm terrible at interviews. I have only been to two and several practices, yet I can't seem to get it riight. Everyone tells me to bs it and to pretend to be...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I've walked away from the woman I loved with such passion I didn't want to see the next day. I've buried my closest friend when I was 24 and wished I'd gone with her. I've made...
    notext notext 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Dear monster I shouldn’t be wasting my time to tell you this but I am. I’m not doing it for you, it is for me because I owe it to myself. Three in a half years ago you thought...
    l34rnt0l1ve l34rnt0l1ve 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Myself. Circumstances. I dont mind changing my ways. I am not one of those who says "If you you dont like the smell in the bakery, then then get out!". Or "Be who you are and say...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Feb 14

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    I am chubby and it doesn't change. Genetics. So of coarse I keep trying to lose a little weight but I gain weight a lot faster than most people I know and it's hard to not look...
    shorty20032 shorty20032 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I believe every single book changes your life. Maybe not like noticeably or anything but like it could change your view on certain things in life or make you believe in something...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    My ex boyfriend told me that I would never be beautiful as my sister, men would never choose me over any other girls and that I wasn't worth being a friend. Those harsh words...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    We've all done what we've done and had happen to us what has happened to us. None of us can do a thing about what was. We only have power over what is. We choose how we treat...
    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It is hard to accept change, to "let go" because we become attached to these things. We see them as our only source of happiness, or they give us security. Change is chaotic and...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    My husband left me about 6 months ago and we were together for 15 years. I am still heartbroken and I'm scared that I will be alone for ever :( I don't think I'm ready to start...
    Hevvie2015 Hevvie2015 31-35, F 12 Responses Feb 16

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    Why is it that my abusive husband insists that the reason I left him is because I can't handle my responsibility? Are narcissistic people really that deranged in their thinking to...
    dramafever dramafever 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 18

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    my mantra is " Smile.. makes people wonder what you are up to! Try it, it perturbs people! x