Do people really change or do they just become more of who they’ve always been?
I’ve been wondering this for a while now. Do people change, or do they just keep growing in the person they are? Sometimes I think they can. They can change themselves completely. Do a 180. I know I did. Or I think I did. I’ve changed a lot in the past few years. I’ve grown leaps and bounds. But at the same time am I changing, or am I just growing more into the person I’ve always been. I like to think of myself as a strong and independent woman. I have a wall up to people for a long time. I don’t trust easily. I don’t always believe in the best in people until proven wrong. I will do anything for those around me, even the people that I just met. I overthink and I run when I’m afraid. I’m loud and speak my mind. I rather be told the truth than lied to. But a couple of years ago I trusted everyone. I believed in the good in people. I still did anything for anyone. I was terrified of confrontation. And I was quiet. So did I change? Or grow?
The same can be asked of anyone. Can you really change? Do people change? Or do they just grow into the person they’ve always been.