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Can people REALLY change?

Do you think people can REALLY change over the course of their life? Do you think actions and decisions made at 13-18 years old determine the type of person someone will be at 20-30 no matter what, or is it possible that someone can realize mistakes they made and actually change?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Apr. 9, 2009 in Relationships

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  • Absoluetly people can change! Your brain isn't even done growing until your 25.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Sure it's possible... but 20-30 is probably not the time line.... it's probably more like 25-35 when you really start maturing into who you are.
    PaceMyself

    Answer by PaceMyself at 1:02 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • i think its possible, especially since a lot of behavior is environmental. like, if you hang out with druggies in school, you'll probably end up doing drugs, but if you go off to college and have a good, clean roomie, you'll probably clean up and start doing better and getting your life in order. maybe meeting that special someone will help you "see the light" so to speak. but, i do also think that eventually people become whoever they're going to become. like, those who cheat on their spouses for years will probably never outgrow it, unfortunately :(
    llansky

    Answer by llansky at 1:17 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Everyone can change if they decide to.
    Magpie75

    Answer by Magpie75 at 1:48 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Absolutely they can... I'm not the person I was at 13, 18 or even 30. All of a sudden sometimes you wake up and realize that you don't want to be that person anymore, and that you're capable of even more change. Sometimes it takes realizing what you're about to lose, or who you want to be, and sometimes it takes forgiving yourself or someone that hurt you to be able to let go and be the person you want or need to be.
    Yes, change is always possible and it has unlimited possibilities.
    lisa_ann_p

    Answer by lisa_ann_p at 5:45 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THEIR WAYS SOMEWHAT, BUT THE CHEMISTRY THAT MAKES A PERSON WHO THEY ARE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.
    older

    Answer by older at 8:03 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

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