Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Question

Can people change?

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13 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yes

Bruce Harrington said...

Yes. I was wearing a red shirt yesterday and today I am wearing a blue one.

nancymcjensen said...

Only if they have compelling motivation - greed, power, fear, death - and even then, not so much. How else can you explain the glut of type 2 diabetes brought on by crap food and lack of exercise? You'd think blindness, amputation and early death would do the trick.

(my other answer was, yes if they're toilet trained, but Bruce H stole that thunder)

Ian said...

ASK AGAIN LATER

Cara said...

Yes, but don't count on it.

umgrego2 said...

I am assuming that the question is about individuals. If so, then yes, but only over a very long time period. In fact, I think we all change over teh period of our lifetime.

And, nobody can initiate the change except the person who is changing.

Even if the question is about society in general, I think the answer is pretty much the same.

Heather said...

If they didn't, I would be unlikely to speak to any of my family members ever again.

I'm pretty sure they feel the same way about me.

Kate said...

Yes and no. People can change if they allow it. Sometimes it's conscious, sometimes it's unconscious. And yes, I think that unconsciously allowing yourself to change is a choice that is made. Or rather, not making other choices.

girard31 said...

Not if they're older than 40

grammy said...

Small things, yes. Core things, no. It's WEEEE-URD, because I was just having a discussion about this with a pal.

"Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

generally, I would say no- BUT if there is a sort of life-shaking shocker catalyst, (i.e. death or illness or crisis) then yes... or even just a significant fairly normal catalyst, like a break-up or a divorce, these things change us... and/or cause us to change.

Grumpy Crumpet said...
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Grumpy Crumpet said...

Just ask any college girl with a crummy boyfriend. The answer is YES, but only with MY help..... until I cry my eyes out and discover you're a big fat LOSER. Then I go merrily on my way until the next life-suck crosses my path. Bad boyfriends of yore beware! Your infamy lives on around the world as I travel and tell my tales of woe.

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