Do people change? We ask this a lot on this site. I always say they don’t change. Some people agree with me but most do not.
The other night I was talking to, Ben. He’s been a teacher for 35 years. He said he’ll meet a kid when they’re in 3rd grade and then meet them again when they’re in 8th grade. Invariably, it’s the same kid. The kid will have not changed one bit.
“If the kid was a wolf, they’re still a wolf. If the kid was a whiner, they’re still whining. Leopards don’t change their spots and I don’t know why people think they do,” Ben explained.
He said the kids do learn to better mask themselves. They’ll come up with ways to hide, but beneath the mask, it’s same kid.
Since I published my book, Heaven, I Mean Circle K, I’ve been prompted to go back to read parts of it. There is a kid in that book and sure enough, it’s the same kid who writes and runs this blog.
Astrology agrees of course. I was born with Mars conjunct Mercury. With that, the die was cast.
Who believes they’ve changed their spots?