Monday, August 8, 2011

Quote Me #1


So I have a secret to share about myself....I am a quote-a-holic. I love quotes. I write them on post-it notes and I put them all over the place. Some inspire me, some pick me up on a bad day, some I can relate to, some I hope to relate to someday, and some just simply take me back to a time or a place in my past, or somewhere I hope to be in the future. I was reading the newest Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlene Harris and I came across something that really hit close to home for me. I wanted to share the passage and see what you think:

"Do you think people can change Sam?"

"That's a pretty big question, Sookie. People can turn themselves around to some extent, sure. Addicts can be strong enough to stop using whatever they're addicted to. People can go to therapy and learn how to manage behavior that's been out of control. But that's an external system. A learned management technique imposed on the natural order of things, on what the person really is- an addict. Does that make sense? So, on the whole, I'd have to say no, people don't change ,but they can learn to behave differently. I want to believe otherwise...So,If you have an argument that says I'm wrong, I'd be glad to hear it."

So, What so you think? Can people change...REALLY change? Or is this quote accurate. I always thought people could change but after reading this, it really made sense, it really made me think.

Share your thoughts with me :)


  1. Yes! People can change. Someone who's once been an addict can overcome this and not be an addict anymore.
    Someone who's always been a bully as a kid/teen can see the light and really be a wonderful father/mother.
    I've seen this happen so I know this is true.

  2. I think that as long as we try hard enough, we can change ANYTHING:) Enjoy your day dear Erin! BIG HUGS!

  3. I don't have time to write a lot here, but YES! I believe we can all change, and that's a huge part of the purpose of this life--to become the best we can become. It's great to see you blogging again--I haven't checked in a while :)

  4. I believe that we can all change and although we can not change others we can inspire them to change. Our influence either postive or negative can be an influence for someone to follow as well.

  5. Hope all is well with you dear friend! Miss seeing what you are up to:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!


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