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How people change.
« on: April 29, 2009, 12:32:21 AM »
Do people really change? Can someone change for the better, or worse? What does it really mean when someone changes? Is it their personality, or hobbies?

From what I notice; Change is often viewed by other people as a change in personality and/or hobbies and daily actions. There is always the saying, "You've changed so much since I first met you." Which can be viewed as a good or bad thing. Change for better or worse?

In my personal views and what I have read. People in my opinion do not change. Now when people think someone has changed such as in the beginning of a relationship and much later on. What happens is that it is not that they changed, but they become more comfortable with the person they're with. Now this doesn't have to be a romantic relationship or anything. It could just be friendship and such.

When a person first meets someone another that they would like to have some sort of relationship for it, there are things such as mannerisms that are taught when we are children. To be courteous and polite to others. Now the thing is, that when you don't know someone we are accustomed to do as such. So then the other would be more inclined to have a conversation with you. Now later in that relationship when the two individuals are more comfortable with each other, they will do things that they would have never done with someone they didn't know. Its not because they've changed. Its simply that they know the other well enough to not be so controlling of their true self.

This happens often in relationships, where the man or woman, in any case would say, "You used to like helping me clean...You've changed so much I don't even know you anymore." Things like this had been an issue in relationships. Its almost like the old saying, "Know who you're getting in bed with."  Its not that the other has changed. That person has just become more comfortable with the other person being around so that they do not have to hold a particular facade. Now this could be interpreted as change, but what it simply is; People act a particular way around others.

Before getting to rambling even further, I'll cut this short.

People don't change. They just become more relaxed with the person they are with so they no longer have to hide who they really are. People might hold their facade for years, or their entire life.

This is all my own opinions. There are many other factors, but this is just a brief lecture.

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Re: How people change.
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 01:16:54 AM »
Woohoo!  Somebody besides me in Philosophy!  :jester:

People's personalities evolve over time, they do not change.  Change is mostly short term because six months is about as long as somebody can pretend to be someone they aren't.

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Re: How people change.
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 09:33:22 AM »
Interesting words there. Are we talking about "Game"? He spits game, he puts his game on, etc and when the individual has won that game (i.e. they get the woman or man) then there's no longer a need to play that game. I say this because even if six months is as long as someone can pretend to be someone else, it's interesting to see that they can easily turn around to another individual and start all over again, which may imply that they can be someone else as long as they want.

I believe people can change; however, people need a tragedy to change.

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