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I Know People Can Change

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    People can be nice. Over the years I find it harder to find nice people. I remember one that touched me like no other: I was 22 just married weeks out of boot camp in the USMC...
    TheOldMountianMan TheOldMountianMan 61-65, M 19 hrs ago

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    And so can every single one of you. An alter ego is usually a conscious construction. For example, remember the way you feel like when you walk out of the theater after watching...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M Jan 23

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    I honestly know that what has happened to me in the past cannot be changed but, it's preventing me from moving on. I'm struggling 24/7 here. I'm meant to forgive and forget, accept...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Jan 10

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    01. I wish I never gave him a chance to get back in my life... he made a fool outta me... I pray to god that time heals faster and I forget who he even is, it's like he never...
    CharlotteTeller CharlotteTeller 26-30, F Jan 11

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    today the old me sleep for good tomorrow the new me is awakened.
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Life is all about making mistakes or bad choices because you wanted to. Dealing with the consequences. Learning from the conclusions.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 11

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    All it takes is being at the wrong place at the wrong time. I didn't know regret could hurt so much and be felt so deep. I want to forget it, but I keep thinking: "what could I...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for a little over 4 years. In September of 2013, he ended our relationship so abruptly. We had been going through a rough time and we had...
    sadei311 sadei311 22-25, F 13 Responses Jan 7

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    Yes, some people wanna stay ******* gross to the end, those people, WHO R actually a bunch of fuckmuppets, should gft. I strongly believe that we can change and become better...
    Bill199500 Bill199500 18-21, M Jan 22

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    When you see someone's smile it can change your mood and your whole day. Smiling makes you happy and it only takes you a split second...when my husbands says to me: " Smile...
    EnchantedLilly EnchantedLilly 46-50, F Jan 23

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    so much time has gone by since I screwed up with a friend I was, well.. in love with. it was so perfect and I ****** up so bad and for whatever reason I just can't forget or let go...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 1 Response Jan 10

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    I like when some one can change the job, clothes, location, attitude or may be the size of your trousers..Change is a constant element we all tend to defy but we do change in our...
    DSireR DSireR 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I have always been the "I can do anything" and "I do everything myself" type of person. In the past I was always able to say that "I work on my cars", "I do household repairs...
    ZZ06 ZZ06 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    It's not like you can change what has already happened so what's the point of making a big deal over them anymore 😒
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    the biggest regret of my life, i cant change it , the past cannot be altered but this feeling of guilty ness does not go away i just hope im forgiven, and ill just try to be a...
    tinna20 tinna20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    My baby boy, 36 passed away from a major stroke on Jan 6th, 2015. His home going was Jan 18th, 2015. He is gone from this earth. That is the thing I'm trying to accept, that I...
    sdm1128 sdm1128 56-60, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know, but I just get really paranoid that people can read my thought sometimes. I'll be thinking and then somebody looks at me or I get scared that they can tell what I'm...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 21

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    I'm pretty sure. no certain that some people can. because I can. in the mind is something we chose not to speak of. but say it out loud and you got a **** storm. the stupid part is...
    mybadwhereami mybadwhereami 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    i would really like to become more social on here and get to know people.
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    We are what we survived. I can't put into words how each sh*t we have to endure teaches us a valuable lesson about loving ourselves a little more so that love can overflow and we'd...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    She wanted to rid herself of the past, rid herself of the weight being carried around every day. Never have been one to share true raw emotions with others, but rather smile and...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I woke up this morning feeling sad because last night I wasn't with the people I wanted to be with and didn't have much fun. I'm hoping that this year will be better for me and...
    alostone alostone 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    There's lots of things I'd like to change, but realise that's impossible. I mean how to do change other people, making them more tolerant, open minded, less selfish... can't be...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My name is Faisal Aslam. I am from Lahore, Pakistan. I am Muslim and 22 years old. I have achieved a lot of things in my life. I am a student of Bachelors. I was hired as computer...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Rant session Lately, I've been noticing things about myself that I didn't really fully know about myself... I'm actually mean to people.. Like I try to be a good person but there...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 1

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    Hello ..this is Angel.I m frustrated with in my life m searching peace from my life.There is no way to find happiness.I believe that some day I will find the happiness peace from...
    Dukhisitara Dukhisitara 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    There are scars visible each having a story behind, left to be gazed upon time and time, I let them take over, The past reflecting and hurting me as the first and last, I can't...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Someone just welcomed me to the neighborhood and wished me a happy new year as I was moving a dresser. Moving sucks and I have a few people helping out so I have no room to move...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I know that it cannot be. I know you did the right thing. I question whether or not your feelings got in the way, but it doesn't matter . I didn't matter enough for your honesty...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    Good people whom I meet even briefly help to give me an extra ounce of hope to know good people exist and that there is still light when sky's are grey
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Its the truth and as long as its true, I am good. My past has some major things in it I would love to change but I can't. I can, however, change my underwear and make my own food...
    garionrox garionrox 51-55 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The disability I am born with I can't really change that I'm stuck with it forever its so hard to accept that I can't change that because I really want to but can't
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I have been sitting down and observing the non existent relations ship I have with the father of my child.Its been 2 months since he left me and occasionally i go over to his house...
    grabamic828 grabamic828 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    It's 2015! I will forget him! Those who worked up to make me feel special then later admitted I was nothing. Hopefully this year changes a lot.. My only wish.
    Beautybomb Beautybomb 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    many times in my life ,,,Lost at sea ,trapped in a fire ,being beat to death ,a gun misfiring meant to blow my brains out ,,He was always there ,and that was before I realized...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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