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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Feb 3

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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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    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

    I believe people can change good and bad. My ex is a great example of this. We dated all threw high school and we had a great relationship we had a lot of things in common as far...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Im gonna fix my F'd up life ! :P :D Hold me to it if you care to. I'll be grateful. Ask me how im doing with the plan. For all of you that are looking for a change, here are 11...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    For that special someone you like, but yet broke your heart. It's amazing how just one text, can change how a person feel about someone One text leads to another and another...
    thatanonymousone thatanonymousone 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im transgendered im trying to accept it but people want me to not i cant change my feelings to please others take the time to read up about it i toke my time to read. Im not saying...
    Angelbladegirl22 Angelbladegirl22 22-25, T 10 Responses Aug 26

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    my therapist tells me to accept that I cant change this man. what does that mean-to accept how he is. I fear accepting that it means all possibilities of change is gone and I...
    4u2heed 4u2heed 26-30, F Sep 4

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    I'm trying to accept that I cannot change my husbands cheating, lying and addictive behaviors, but I can change my involvement in it..right? I may not be able to change him but I...
    sadie44chambers sadie44chambers 41-45, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    We grow older and perhaps even wiser but that wisdom just means we understand even more how much we can't change but somehow must accept. Our youthful selves tells us we can change...
    lllewyd lllewyd 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    My boyfriend's sex drive: Every other month or so the conversation comes back once again "How am I attractive or good enough if you don't want sex with me?" I'll say. He says he...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 12 Responses Sep 2

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    Actually, I believe that one person can change *your life. I don't think anyone can change it I'd you are life.
    wannabeweightless wannabeweightless 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    The problem is that I believe I can change anything. How does one distinguish between the things one can influence, and those that are set in stone?
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I think a chicken nugget can change your life too.
    GenericChickenNugget GenericChickenNugget 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My life is changing because of 1 person. Most days are like a roller coaster with that many ups and downs. Talking for hours everyday I guess that'll happen. A person can change...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I definite believe that someone can change your life for good or bad
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I broke up with my boyfriend and I feel like I am dying. Dramatic ? Maybe. But it's so hard not to go back even though I know I can't
    rlife88 rlife88 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Yes I am glad people cant read my thoughts, but I sure wish I could read other peoples thoughts so I would know what they are thinking and what they are up to if they are planning...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 28

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    It's such a good thing that people can't read my thoughts because some of them would find out how I really feel about them. I don't want some people to find out 'cause that just...
    Naoto Naoto 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts on my life. I'm also glad people can't read minds PERIOD
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm especially glad that people can't hear my thoughts at work. I'm a nurse and I work in the emergency department and I am constantly bewildered why people choose to come in the...
    vornz vornz 26-30, F 15 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm so glade people can't read my thoughts because if they could I would be in some deep trouble! Like with that annoying blind guy that lives around the corner from me, the old...
    Christianboy17 Christianboy17 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    sometimes i focus my mind on this one thought: i know you can read my mind !!!! that way if anyone really can read my mind i will have trapped them.
    Marceline2000 Marceline2000 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    One time I was on a bus sitting next to some guy from school, listening to music. The lyrics were going across the screen, but I'd kinda zoned out and forgot to point the screen...
    HorizonHeart HorizonHeart 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts bc I'd be in a phych ward for being so suicidal
    Trishfish19 Trishfish19 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 19

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    Because of the cute lady with tanned legs wearing those short, thin, lime green running shorts at the store last night, yes, I'm glad people can't read my mind...lol
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm glad people cant hear my thoughts... I'm way to honest and blunt with my mouth let alone what is actually in my head... I wonder if that makes me a bad person?
    illuminatedPiXi illuminatedPiXi 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I am quite a shy person but I have a strong sex drive and appreciate the sight of a beautiful lady. That is why I am glad that people cannot read my thoughts.
    Geoff76 Geoff76 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i always make sure to smile at someone whether they look like they need it or not. You never know what someones going through behind closed doors. Like me some people hide it so...
    eAngeliqueXX eAngeliqueXX 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    It's hard to accept things you can't change. Being dealt a rotten hand of lemons in life is very hard to take. I guess I've become more of a seeker of ways to cope now more than...
    Mechnyte Mechnyte 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Something I will never fully understand is the past. I have one. You have one. We all have one. Depending on our age and life experiences, some of us may come with more baggage...
    RussL RussL 26-30, M Aug 26

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    Here I am, at home, alone on a Saturday night. When my "friends" aren't shunning me, I'd normally be out on the town. But because I have been suffering from being rejected I don't...
    Rayane86 Rayane86 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I haven't thought about commuting suicide in 26 years until recently. I am so sad, depressed, I feel like I am a big disappointment. Now don't get me wrong I know I have a very...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    My career was ruined back in February. People say the military isn't that great anyways I ****** hate people saying that I know how tough and unfair it can be sometimes ok but...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I fail to say what i think. I get all wrapped up in thoughts and dreams, but I never forget what she truly means. It might be a cliche...but she's the first person I...
    seeinglife2x2 seeinglife2x2 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I work in a convenience store. Every morning I greet people with a smile and a good morning and send them on their way. I never realized how much of an impact it made until one...
    nsw1967 nsw1967 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I can't change my attitude. I can't change the mole on my neck. I can't change my parents divorce. I can't change a lot of things. And I'm learning that it's better to let them be...
    KaylaJackie KaylaJackie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I can't say life's been that easy for me, but then again compared to most people on the planet, maybe mine has. As far as my own ability to cope goes, it has varied at different...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 19

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    This situation sucks really bad, but I can't change people places or things so I'm trying to just deal and live.
    iLikeRockets iLikeRockets 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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    I have accepted that I'm always going to be different than others. It used to make me feel so alone but now I feel so apart of the universe. I am psychic, empathic and a medium. I...
    SageEden SageEden 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    I believe that every woman is capable of making the love life she's always wanted a reality. I was single for a long time with an incredibly active dating schedule (I was averaging...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Today me and my dad hung out alone today school shopping. We went to the pet shop, and then to the store Michaels which was very funny. He asked a man where he could find the...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 27