This week’s topic is change of opinions. This came out of a discussion with my friend this past week.
The main point is that for many people, including me, their opinions change almost radically as they go through from teenager years to young adulthood and especially adulthood. I definitely did a lot of things I said I would never do and said things I thought I would never say. That is why I am scared to say never now, because who knows how I am going to change from now on. The opinions I held, I think I was much stronger in my stances, but as I grew older, I realized there are so many details to consider that having strong opinions that apply to everyone is hard for me to keep. I think my researcher side also has a big effect on this last point, but I observed this on people who are not researchers too.
So, essentially, everything about us can change, or can it? I think I am a very different person now but I am not a different person. I still have my bubbly, talkative, cheerful (on the negative side, impulsive, overly-emotional-at-times, lazy) personality but these are all personality traits. Opinions and behaviors seem more prone to change.
What do you think of this? What changes have you noticed in yourself as you grew older?