the nature of people's choices

rmyers13 (@rmyers13) 8 years, 9 months ago

Do you believe that people are capable of changing themselves into something they want to become, or do you believe that we just “are who we are?”

February 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm
Stoney Baloney (614) (@adamm0ss) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

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JennaRL (117) (@jennaruuby) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I believe that I am who I wanted to be and no where close to who I initially was. I am who I had to train myself to be. I died inside everday for years, ‘coping’ (for a lack of a better word) with depression. After graduation it was do or die.. Better yet, ‘do’ or live, and when faced with my mortality I made a huge FIRM decision never to feel that way ever again.

I practice being who I am now, and I love this girl. I’m truly happy in my mind and in my heart and I dont feed on, or allow myself to focus on, negativity anymore. I’ve conditioned myself to be helpful and happy and to put forth to the world around me everything I’ve ever wanted in return.

Your post is a little vague in regards of the type of thing one may want to become, so my viewpoint may be off target, but I believe the mind is capable of much. I wanted to be happy, and now I am. I made that happen, I shut down all negative thoughts once I made the decision to and I have a remarkable ability to do that now.. People, heartbreak, jealousy, I get rid of it, and rarely let it affect the happy person I want to be.

What do you want to be @rmyers13, or is this just a general question?

Have you looked into the concept of “The Secret” at all? I find it to be interesting to say the least, especially if you know what you’re looking for!

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Sephyr (15) (@sephyr) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@jennaruuby, Why so vague?

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JennaRL (117) (@jennaruuby) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@sephyr, what would you like me to expand on?

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Sephyr (15) (@sephyr) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@jennaruuby, I was just wondering why you decided to be vague in the end.

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Paula (28) (@the1paula) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Terrible answer, I believe both are true. You can always change. Always. However, I think there are certain things in our DNA that we cannot completely step away from. I’ve known very shy people to come out of their shells and be more outgoing, but they will never be the most outgoing person in a group.

If you want to be a certain way, work for it. You may not completely change, but you can always be a better you.

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Sephyr (15) (@sephyr) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Oh, I didn’t know “The Secret” was a documentary. You could’ve just mentioned the Law of Attraction :).

As far as changing yourself, of course you can. You are always who you are, but the way you act and think and whatnot is certainly malleable.

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ASHES (7) (@sinawae) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@jennaruuby, Hey I just wanted to let you know about an old book (more like a Hermetic writing) called the ‘Kybalion’. I’ve never read the Secret, but from what I gather it borrows loosely some of the same ideas. There are seven laws/principles that it covers including the law of attraction. It’s an esoteric/mystic text so it’s not very clean cut or contextualized like a modern book is; purposely so that the reader is forced to contemplate the principles presented…there’s lots of symbolism and things that can’t be taken literally etc… I had a room mate who’s family was very much into Western Mysticism and this was one of the cooler things I ended up getting exposed to. I had never read anything like that at that time so it was an expanding thing. Even if it sounds a little crunchy, it’s worth taking a look! Hope I made it sound interesting. Happy Day–

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JennaRL (117) (@jennaruuby) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@sinawae, thanks for a shove in the right direction! Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on a copy! I’m quite curious, and I enjoyed the positive thoughts that my glimpse into the law of attraction initially conjured up in my head- no limits, that’s always fun!

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