How Have You Changed?

Change is one of the constants in life. We go through radical change in our early years, as we physically and mentally mature. After that the changes tend to be more subtle, but can be equally as profound.

How have you changed in the last 20 years? In the last year? In the last week? How have you changed?

Related questions: How would you like to change? What is necessary to change your mind? How have we changed?

2 thoughts on “How Have You Changed?”

  1. Here’s probably more about Michael than you really wanted to know:

    – I used to regularly eat a full box of macaroni and cheese and pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food in one sitting. Eating like that made me 45 pounds heavier than I am today.
    – I used to run marathons. But my hips, knees, ankles, and feet aren’t aligned, so I am prone to too many injuries to keep it up.
    – I used to be a Republican. But over time my views have changed to being a lefty with a good dose of civil libertarian thrown in there.
    – For most of my life I processed the world as a Thinker (according to the Myers-Briggs test). In an abrupt change (requiring a long explanation), I became am a Feeler.
    – I used to work for social justice because of pent up anger. I credit dealing with my chronic Depression and Anxiety for changing my motivations to love and peace for a better future.
    – I used to be a Christian. But upon deep reflection, reading the Bible, and listening to aspirational music, I realized I was an Atheist.
    – Because I wanted an Eddie Vedder mane, I used to let my hair grow out. This despite the ridiculous cowlick that crowned the front of my head.
    – In high school I was a cheerleader. Today, I still am … just in a different (less competitive) way.

  2. I used to be active, energetic and at a healthy weight. Now, due to chronic pain and fatigue, I have a hard time just doing routine activities. I am also 100 pounds heavier than I was 20 years ago.

    I used to be angry, selfish, rebellious and vulgar. Now, I am quiet, generous, peaceful and polite.

    I used to be a loner, single and full of angst. Now, I am a wife and mother of 3. Though I still have to battle with anxiety and depression, I am surrounded by people who love and support me.

    I used to hate God. Now, through my study of the Bible, I have come to know Him better and to understand His personality, His wisdom, His generosity and His love.

    I used to be impulsive and careless. Now I am thoughtful, making plans and goals and taking steps to achieve them.

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