Deductively, I thought you could figure out what I was saying, so I'll be clearer. Also, that "blah, blah, blah" you used to replace what I said was actually key. Please read thoroughly.sedodes wrote:I'm not surprised you said this, actually. It's easy enough to ask anyone on the street if they are the same person they were 5 years ago and get a resounding, "No" from all but the most neanderthalic unaware jackasses. Everyone strives to improve themselves, the world, or SOMETHING in their life, and even the simple act of that persual - successful or unsuccessful as it may be - affects your personality. If people never changed we'd all still be naked and shitting on ourselves, and humanity as a whole would be beating each other to death with sticks and stones every day in order to get the best food.kingschosen wrote:People don't change, bla bla bla
Yes, people can change; however people do not change. Like I said, in order for someone to change their behavior they have to change it. Actively changing your thought process or a lifestyle is hard, and most people don't have the fortitude.
Your eloquent retort about pooping, sticks, and food is not related to what we are talking about. That's a conditioned response to outward stimuli. Again, I'll be clearer.
If you throw your clothes on the floor everyday, and everyday your wife harps and nags for an hour about it, eventually you'll have a conditioned response... whether that be picking up the clothes or just learning to ignore her.
Changing is when instead of throwing your clothes on the floor you actively choose to do something different with them... not because it's easier, not because you don't won't to hear your wife, and not because you're looking for a different response. You change because you do not want to do that behavior anymore. Again, YOU have to actively choose to not do it.