Throughout my years I’ve heard so much debate over this subject. People don’t really change is the most commonly accepted saying. (At least that’s how it seems in the circles I find myself in) But what about the people who do change? Are they the exception to the rule? Or is the rule, not a rule at all? Or is the saying just people change?
I’d rather not give examples of people who haven’t changed. That seems to be a point that has been made for me. Instead, I will give examples of some types of people who did make a significant change to prove my point.
Recovering drug addicts or alcoholics. These people used drugs for many reasons, and one day decided to make a change. To list the reasons would take an eternity and I feel it is safe to say each person who’s found themselves in this process of change has their own unique reason or reasons why they made it.
Ex-gang members. Same type of explanation as above. One day they are in a gang for reasons they found valuable at the time, and another day they make a decision to walk away. Make a change.
The once absent parent who becomes involved in a child’s life. The once abusive spouse who never hurts another thing again. The Vegetarian who used to love steak.
Don’t try to be a person’s reason for change… but change is possible, when an individual wants it for their own reasons. Next time you hear someone saying people never change, you’ll know at least a few examples of how untrue that saying is.