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I Know People Can Change

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 155 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 5 Responses Mar 20

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    and no matter how strong willed or determined we are there are things we must accept we cannot change. Things like you can't make people stay in your world, you can't make them...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 7 Responses Mar 17

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    It is hard but the more i accept the fact I cannot change people the more content i am in myself
    timshep1102 timshep1102 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I don't think I can change my future cuz of my depression. No matter how hard I try to let go of my depression and my past it still keeps me in the dark. Everyday I'm fighting it...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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 4 days ago

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts especially if I'm thinking about someone and I don't want that specific someone to know what I think or imagine in my head about them. Though...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 5

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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 1 day ago

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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 5 days ago

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    In this day and age still very shocked by how shallow minded people can be! Just spoke to a good friend who went out last night with other friends, unfortunately I was unable to...
    ThatGuyB ThatGuyB 31-35, M Mar 7

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    Seriously, trust me I'm glad people can't read my mind. Or can you??
    WhyOwhynot WhyOwhynot 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    There's a difference between giving up and knowing you have had enough.
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Warning: Gratuitous venting ahead. Not nearly as exciting as gratuitous nudity. I feel a little sick. I'm standing here at the end of something. Some days it feels like the end...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 11

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    I understand that I messed up in my life and I can't go back and that kills me honestly and their are lots of things I wish I could change but I try to look on the bright side but...
    shyguy747 shyguy747 13-15, M Mar 11

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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.
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F Mar 22

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    LAST LETTER BEFORE HER DEATH Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am not blaming...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    because today I'm feeling really down. It's partly just winter blues, because the past few months have been bitterly cold and absolutely miserable. There's more to it, however. I'm...
    flutterby1979 flutterby1979 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I like too wonder a lot, dream a lot and think a lot. I am an open book. I often wonder if all the people I use too know and like in my life would still remember me if I were going...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    sometimes we tend to take for granted those people around us for the reason that they won't leave us , only to found out that when they are gone.... we realize that it's not easy...
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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 a week ago

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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 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate my anxiety, for example, everyday, I sit in school everyday I'm stressing over stupid petty things, like each class I worry over having to work w people, because all my...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I use to think social anxiety was something that I would have to live with forever. I thought it was just simply fear of people. But what helped me was understanding that 1. Social...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I hate how people go against people when they make a mistake in life get over it people not everyone means to hurt you and actually wanna be in your life
    Lillyanna123456789 Lillyanna123456789 13-15, F Mar 17

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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 7 Responses Mar 23

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    I know everything happens for a reason but sometimes i wish i knew what that reason was...
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    All my life I would always walk with my head down because I was ashamed of how I looked. My mom is very beautiful however and everywhere we go I would always hear people give her...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 16

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    sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind knows...
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind knows...
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    It is the one the hides behind the mirror until you face it. We all have the power within ourselves to become more, better, happier, etc. It takes effort, sometimes knowledge...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Its common sense. Even if/when time travel existed, you either wouldnt be able to change the past at all or you wouldnt be able to without the present being altered as well.
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M Mar 10

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    If I could go back in time to fix some things I would , but that's not an option ,therefore I will change my future.
    Maalaa Maalaa 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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