Do you recognize yourself anymore?

celosia, sofspics
By sofs
@sofssu (14742)
September 8, 2016 3:49am CST
We as people grow and change everyday. Some of us change inside out and some of us may change only at the skin level. These past days I have been mentally revisiting my childhood.. and I hardly recognize the person I was and yet I am the same person.. To be honest, I used to be a moody person.. very easily offended and hurt. Over sensitive is what I would like to call myself.. I am still very sensitive.. But I have learned to handle those situations well and not redirect them inwardly as I used to. I laugh and smile so much that people seek my company. So much has changed over the years that I could consider myself to be the opposite of what I was in my childhood. I would even go to say I never really liked the person I was .. but I truly like who I am today. I have been working on myself for years.. yes I have. Having an understanding of who you are and being able to take control over your emotions could change the very person you are. Have you changed at all? Do you recognize your old self anymore? How have your changes affected you as a person?
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@JudyEv (96604)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Sep 16
Yes, I have changed a lot but I think I still have a way to go to be the person I really want to be. But I'd better hurry up! Time is running out.
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@vandana7 (57186)
• India
8 Sep 16
You have an idea about who you want to be?
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@JudyEv I agree with you completely.. We are all work in progress..and sometimes I do feel that time si running out and there is so much more to change and grow.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@vandana7 I guess she has.. only when you know what you want to be you see the need for change.. my thoughts of course.
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@skysnap (17583)
8 Sep 16
These days I look at myself as more of changing person. I am glad that i am not the same guy I used to be few years back.
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@vandana7 (57186)
• India
8 Sep 16
I too was more unhappy when I was younger. Now I have rotten sense of humor, and feel no need to restrict me from being me. It is pretty liberating factor and unbelievably enjoyable stuff.
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@skysnap (17583)
8 Sep 16
@vandana7 I have both mild and dark sarcastic sense of humor, and I can find fun out of everything. I think my dark phase is passing slowly. So yeah that's why I am seeing new of myself every day. otherwise i was in such a loop.. now i feel free on many things now.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@skysnap Hmm .. I am glad too that you feel better about yourself. People who don't change much become stagnant and tend to have less growth as an individual.
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@millie02 (5710)
• United Kingdom
8 Sep 16
I have changed a lot over the last few years. For the best I hope.
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@vandana7 (57186)
• India
8 Sep 16
You need to become younger, so that I can compare what you are now with what you were then and let you know whether your hopes have materialized or not.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@millie02 I am sure its for the best..
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12 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
Just like you i am very sensitive when i was younger . Being the eldest , i was authoritative . But now , i mellowed . I want to do my share of caring to my sister because i am the eldest . I guess , we change for the better , because we now know what is right and what is wrong so we can be loved by other people .
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD So true.. We mellow with age as we gain wisdom and understanding about life. I am glad that we change for the better.. More because we know ourselves and accept ourselves.
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@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
12 Sep 16
@sofssu Precisely , my dear friend .
@responsiveme (14361)
• India
8 Sep 16
I love that colourful pot. And yes I have changed and life is still teaching me new things
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@vandana7 (57186)
• India
8 Sep 16
Good...proves you are not stinking..
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@responsiveme That planter was just a statement of how colorful our personalities are.. so dynamic so changing. I am glad that you look at yourself as work in progress.. so do I , I have a long way to go..but I am happy with who I am today.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
8 Sep 16
I found myself changing with time.. At my age I mellowed and of course like, I have become more understanding and accepting.. life is much better now
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@epiffanie The more we know ourselves and accept ourselves we change for the better and life does become much better.. I totally agree with you.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
12 Sep 16
@sofssu isn't it a shame that being mellow, accepting and understanding come later in life?..But I guess it is what happened in the the early parts of our lives whether they are good or bad have contributed to how much we appreciate life now ..
@marlina (60678)
• Canada
8 Sep 16
I have become an extremely wise person over the years.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@marlina I am so happy for you.., Its wonderful how life just doesn't add age and experience to us.. it also gives us wisdom for a better life.
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@marlina (60678)
• Canada
12 Sep 16
@sofssu I really like the wisdom that was acquired along with my white hair.
@Lucky15 (33714)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
I am not like this before too...like decade ago. Temperamental and not that patient
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@Lucky15 I am glad that you are not temperamental anymore.. That speaks about maturity.
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@sol_cee (13157)
• Japan
8 Sep 16
Sometimes being over sensitive is better than being insensitive.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@sol_cee Hmm.. Thoughtful words.. Very true.. Oversensitive reaches inwards while the insensitive remain superficial.. and lacking in consideration for others.
@vandana7 (57186)
• India
8 Sep 16
I used to be nice, sweet, royal person, who had others doing a lot for her then things changed, I grew up now nobody would like to clean my sh t.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@vandana7 Hmm.. now you have to clean up after you.. the perks of growing up I guess. Independence comes with responsibilities.
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@vandana7 (57186)
• India
12 Sep 16
@sofssu ... Yeah...we were so nice as babies...all babies are royalties...lol
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@vandana7 And helpless too
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Sep 16
I have changed a lot over the years. Infact, I don't recognize myself at all anymore. Haven't for years.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@celticeagle I guess that would an interesting story by itself.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 16
@sofssu .....Yes, my life has has some very interesting times.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@celticeagle sometimes its worth writing them down.. do you?
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
8 Sep 16
@sofssu,I am now an altogether different person from what I used to be in my adolescence.As a teenager I was a timid boy who was afraid of everyone and every thing he came across,but now I am always ready to face any challenge no matter how difficult it is.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@else34 That is wonderful.. looks like you have unwrapped yourself and gifted yourself the freedom to live.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
12 Sep 16
@sofssu Thanks.It is my parents who inspired me to take challenges head on.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@else34 You are blessed to have parents like yours
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@just4him (88973)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Sep 16
I think inwardly I'm still the same person I always was. I'm also very sensitive, and I do get hurt and offended easily, but I'm learning to deal with it better than in the past. Outwardly, I've changed a lot. I've put on a gross amount of weight which thankfully is starting to come off.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@just4him LOl All of us change a lot outwardly s we grow and age.. good to know that you have remained the same..
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@just4him (88973)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep 16
@sofssu I don't think I want to change who I am. It's bad enough looking in the mirror at the aging me.
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
9 Sep 16
You have changed into a better person for sure. I am so happy to hear this testimony and while reading I could identify myself with you. My new self is certainly very different from the old. The changes did not come instantly, it happened little by little everyday, God keeps changing me into a person He wants me to be.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@salonga A 'new creation'.. how true is that word.. its like you find a new you totally when you believe in the one who created you.. and live by his wisdom.
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
12 Sep 16
@sofssu If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
@sueznewz2 (9331)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Sep 16
I have changed over the years ..like yourself...., I think a lot depends on who you meet, what you read,...and learn and can put into practice. . And I believe change is possible. ... for everyone...
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@sueznewz2 I agree with most of what you say... My faith has changed me inside out.. my understanding and experiences have made a better me out of the old one.. Life is wonderful.,
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@sueznewz2 (9331)
• Alicante, Spain
12 Sep 16
@sofssu yes faith helped me too...
@ridingbet (36277)
• Philippines
9 Sep 16
i still have some of the attitudes i had when i was still younger, and now, my old self is somewhat the same as my younger self
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@ridingbet And still there are changes I guess.
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@ridingbet (36277)
• Philippines
12 Sep 16
@sofssu i agree.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Sep 16
I do not, I miss who I was sometimes, wonder what happened
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt Maybe you just need to rediscover that old you.. who is still within.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
@sofssu I hope parts of me are still there, some I am glad to have grown past too though
@mom210 (5800)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 Sep 16
I have changed slowly, so I think it has been so slow that I have gotten sued to it as I go.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@mom210 Gradual changes are very gentle on you.. I am glad you still recognize yourself.
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@moondebi (1232)
• Bangalore, India
9 Sep 16
Yes, the experiences of life leave impacts on us, and make all of us change.. more or less!
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@moondebi It does indeed.. if it doesn't we wouldn't really be alive..
@TRBRocks420 (60745)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Sep 16
Yeah I have changed in alot of ways. I mostly always loved myself though, but as you get older you get wiser.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Sep 16
@TRBRocks420 So true we do get wiser with age.
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