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Old 7th February 2012, 21:33
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Default do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

its like ive become a totally different person the last 6 years, all my hobbies, likes and interests have changed, i used to be hardcore into fishing and football, i now have zero interst in these things. do you think it is normal to change as you get older, IE hobbies, intrest, likes and dislikes ect?:t antrum:
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:00
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

I think it would be abnormal not to.
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:01
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Absolutely normal. My likes and dislikes have changed a lot over the years. I like lots of things now that I never used to care about at all. The only thing I loathed when young that I still loathe today is horse racing and the bookies.

I think the more life experience we have, the more we are likely to change. It's all part of our growth and development.

PS, I agree with AnathamA. It would be more abnormal not to change and grow through our life experience.
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:02
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thats probably why you dont see 60 year olds riding on ther skateboards saying 'Rad dudes'


although i would welcome this.
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:30
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yeah i guess it is normal to change but it seem im the only one who is changing out of the people around me, i changed extremely, i do like the things i used to love, feels weird coz i used to get alot of joy from them! but guess y'all guys are right!
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:33
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

If you've changed a lot, and that's abnormal, can you live with that?
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:43
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

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If you've changed a lot, and that's abnormal, can you live with that?
yep, dont have a choice lol
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:48
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yep, dont have a choice lol
Yes, but can you be OK with it? Can you be OK with being abnormal?
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:48
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yeah i guess it is normal to change but it seem im the only one who is changing out of the people around me, i changed extremely, i do like the things i used to love, feels weird coz i used to get alot of joy from them! but guess y'all guys are right!
Some people are very resistant to change, though. I notice this in quite insular communities where conformity is the order of the day. Maybe this helps close people down to change. In some communities or social circles change is maybe frowned upon, so everyone goes along with the way it's always been. I notice how some people acknowledge that they are changing and growing, but feel they cannot do it fully in their area or social circle. They may then move away and flourish elsewhere.

Funny enough, I noticed this when I trained in counselling. If you really engage in the training you can change a lot. Thing is, some people on counselling courses can end up changing so much that they grow out of relationships and/or friendships they are in and may have been in for years. Significant others can struggle to keep up with the rapid change and can be threatened by it.

Maybe you are simply more open to the change in your life than others around you are to change in their's?
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:58
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abnormal makes you interesting, so yes, i for the first time in my life am starting to like myself and love myself, ive had very low self esteem my whole life so yes i am happy with the direction im heading in that respect!
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Old 7th February 2012, 23:02
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this is true i have started moving away from my old friends simply because i have changed and we no longer have things in common.
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Old 7th February 2012, 23:05
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How awful it`d be if people didn`t change as they got older,be odd too if everything we experience didn`t affect us.
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Old 7th February 2012, 23:09
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for the first time in my life am starting to like myself and love myself
Good stuff
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Old 7th February 2012, 23:13
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abnormal makes you interesting, so yes, i for the first time in my life am starting to like myself and love myself, ive had very low self esteem my whole life so yes i am happy with the direction im heading in that respect!
That's great to hear.
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Old 7th February 2012, 23:41
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i mean i think we all change as we age when i was 15 all i was interested in was playing computer games, i was addicted id spend all my money on games, play them as soon as i got home from school till the early hours

now i dont play any games and my gaming has got less and less... as i find it not as enjoyable.
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Old 8th February 2012, 00:02
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

aye ^ food wise my tastes have changed

my very few hobbies are kinda the same

however that may be because im not exactly flooded with alternatives atm

infact i think im just progressing through the geek stages these days
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Old 8th February 2012, 00:05
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i still dont have the taste for alcohol my dad said when i was older i would enjoy beers but they still taste horrible to me


maybe im a late bloomer
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Old 8th February 2012, 00:35
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yeah im like that with McDonalds, i used to love it as a youngster but now not so!
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Old 8th February 2012, 00:44
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wait till you grow up! you wont touch that tripe..you will become more sophisticated!


...and go to burger king!

(ok i cant lie i do prefer burger king but i could seriously murder a mcflurry about now..)
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Old 8th February 2012, 00:55
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

Used to be heavily into gaming when younger, now its scarce sort of play. (now it's more like card games :D)
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Old 8th February 2012, 01:03
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

Yes i'm constantly changing in terms of my interests, my outlooks on things and my opinion on different subjects. I think that's healthy and just adapting. People go through bouts of drastic or subtle changes at different times and at different rates but most will change in one way or another at some point.
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Old 8th February 2012, 01:04
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If people around you are not growing and changing then maybe you need new people around you. Sometimes you get into hobbies, projects and adventures wanting to learn new things then when you have learned as much as you need you start heading in another direction. I have learned so many things I hope I keep changing to head in other directions.
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Old 8th February 2012, 01:13
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welcome to the forums
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Old 8th February 2012, 02:12
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

i think we change if we feel drawn to something different,
or to be like someone we admire.

our bodies r always renewing itself with new cells,
so it would seem right to have a fresh mindset occasionally.

it's ok to let past things go, as long as there are some new things to enjoy.

i have to remind myself constantly to enjoy my life now,
because for decades all i did was struggle at work.

moderation was not in my vocabulary,
& i didn't seek the help i so desperately needed.

change, for me, came suddenly & painfully.
but it didn't have to be that way.

my mistakes nearly killed me,
so i'm glad just 2 be still alive 2 begin again

peace 2 my friends @ SA.
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Old 8th February 2012, 02:53
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

I get more and more bitter by the day, does that count?
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Old 8th February 2012, 22:00
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I get more and more bitter by the day, does that count?
maybe
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Old 10th February 2012, 20:10
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Default Re: do you think it is normal to change as a person the older you get?

I should hope so, it's called maturing.

It would be worrying if people stayed stuck at the age of about 12, for example, rather than learning anything, like how to behave, how the world works etc.
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