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 :)