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I Know People Can Change

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 180 People

    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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    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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    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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    Has anyone else received a message from

    Experience Project saying that one of your groups have been removed from the site and that you are in violation of the guidelines and then gives you a link to the guidelines? I have not violated anything and asked for an explanation from them as no one has ever told me that I...
    erarmstrng erarmstrng 46-50, M 7 Responses May 22

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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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    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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    Deep down I know that people would change

    when they're in a relationship. But what hurt me more was the fact that my bestie (slowly) change. I mean, I know that there's a "honeymoon" phase, but now its like being a stranger. No more late night chat, no more hanging out after school. Oh well ??
    Imaclosetbookworm Imaclosetbookworm 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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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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    Faith.....

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

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    Related Experiences

    Most people don't want their heads invaded and I'm no different... except that I have more to fear than embarrassment. If people could read my mind I'd probably be arrested or get...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm a sadist. and I work in a field where I can cause a lot of physical pain for wellness and therapy. it's a substitute outlet for my sadistic tendencies.
    chentriggahappy chentriggahappy 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    This morning I'm feeling so empty and alone with my feelings. I've got to change. I need to respect myself much more. The only way others will respect me is if i respect myself. My...
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My live in partner has decided that we should pull our relationship back to a FWB one as he has told me he has never loved me but really likes me ? He can't give me what "I want...
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 11 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I am married & have 2 stepchildren. 17 year old boy & 15 year old girl. We have been together a total of 10 years.I love them both. My stepson has put us through the ringer for...
    Feelingalone1234 Feelingalone1234 41-45, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    If people were to read my thoughts, they will realize that half of the time I am bored & not paying attention ( although many people think I am a great listener). Sometimes I feel...
    Lovepinklove Lovepinklove 18-21 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    On my walks, smiling warmly has led to people being warm and kind. With this there's no need for loneliness.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    so, just a few words here. you know how love can change people. not love, rather heartbreak. self harm was a part of my past, but thankfully not my future.
    oceanwaffle oceanwaffle 41-45, F 23 hrs ago

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    I am extremely happy people can't read my mind. When I see a guy I find attractive, the first thing I look at are his hands...and my mind wanders to naughty thoughts...then I gaze...
    abbydallas abbydallas 36-40, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do it every single day, even when I don't necessarily feel like smiling myself (at least initially). You have no idea what everyone around you is going through and struggling...
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am so glad that people can't read my thoughts. Sometimes my thoughts are not good, they are not pure, and sometimes they scare me, so I guess its a very good thing that people...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    What's the point in worrying about and planning to change something which cannot be!? Face up to the fact, then move on.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am exhausted at all the people who settle into a life and are not happy saying they give up and will never be happy. Only YOU are in control of your life! It is the decisions YOU...
    wesleyjones wesleyjones 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    even as a small girl I'd smile and nod my head as to sat good morning ect.ect. I still do. I feel people feel better just having a simple acknowledgement. but people are just to...
    mleonna mleonna 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I can't change or control the weather. if it rain it just rain at least the grass is getting watered for free...lol What do you think?
    Parislee Parislee 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I believe in a lot of things. Most of all though acceptance, and tolerance of other people, and their life choices. Tolerance is a word I am not quite fond of, but it is better...
    AimiMey AimiMey 18-21, F Jun 28

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    its hard to accept aholes in thia world who refuse to grow and change
    HsJ3 HsJ3 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    My past, mostly. And it's not the things I've done, but the things I haven't. Didn't even know I should have been doing them. Well, no use crying over it now ... still, I do cry...
    AndSto AndSto 26-30, M Jun 26

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    I am always silent easygoing wordless guy and some times awkward and i hate it I really do, i got no friends i don't join people doing stuff i don't socialize and usually when i...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Yesterday I accessed an old account that had pics since they were erased from my desktop PC. I found pics I completely forgot about since they were taken in high school. It's been...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 3 Responses Jun 25

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    My past is full of nothing but depression and horrible thoughts. I used to think that nothing in my life would go right and my whole life I would just always be depressed and that...
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Yesterday I drove by someone whom I had developed a deep hatred for. He was suspected of touching someone whom I care deeply about. It took every ounce of will power to keep from...
    HonestQuest HonestQuest 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    A post made me think just now, look at yet another aspect of myself. It occurs to me (though you may have noticed lol) that I am entirely unsophisticated. There have been small...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    I remind myself daily I cannot change what he has done to our family. From now on I only focus on getting myself happy agai n.
    CCaruthers CCaruthers 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    okay. so I'm on a medicine called Zoloft. this helps me manage my anxiety and depression. when I first started taking it, (in 5th grade) it completely wiped out my filter. (it was...
    imthatpersonthatdoesthings imthatpersonthatdoesthings 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Even people you know you can't change them , or society around .
    antiflag477 antiflag477 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    It's obvious but we need reminding of it sometimes. The past is just that, history, over, never coming back however much we want it to. There is no point living in the past, even...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    We can change our future, but two things have to occur first. We need to recognize what needs changed, and then put the change plan into action. I have many faults and this...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 11 Responses Jun 22

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    You can't truly say you are moving forward until you no longer look back. When you are in your present looking at your future, that's when you know the past doesn't hold you back.
    dacamt dacamt 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I've seen a lot of people through human history making gigantic change to how we see the world now, and the best is yet to come.In other word you can be that person if you believe...
    Sparklecat Sparklecat 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 21

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