Can you handle change very well?

January 3, 2007 9:49am CST
Me I think I handle it very well with many different degrees. From moving to a new state where I know, no one to loosing a close family member abruptly, I have handle it quite well over the years. However I have seen friends and family members come close to a collapse from such transitions. I think it’s my faith that I am living a pre-ordained plan created by God and I just don’t fear what comes as it does so. But thats just me. How about you, can you handle change well? Why or why not do you think that is? !!!BTW I read and rate each post but my not be able to respond to all. Also don’t leave a yes or no, I will give a “-“ and report you as I ask all to do so when seeing a post like that. Thanks in advance.!!!!
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@ajay22 (300)
• India
3 Jan 07
I aleays prefer change as change is the only constant thing, and I think I handle it very well, over the years I moved to different jobs, different places, there were changes in my personal life as well, and I think I manage them well
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• Malaysia
4 Jan 07
Static life is BORING. Isn't it? For better or worst we had to face it. Changing status from single to married give us more reason to live. Become a mom after married do make our live bussier but id give us even more reason to be a better person. So, dont hate changes in life.. I will make us a better person.
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
3 Jan 07
This is a very good question. It is amazing how so many people can handle change with no problem. But me personally, I hate change. I get used to a routine and once it is changed from the ordinary, I freak out. I think it has to do with my past and all the changes I had to deal with that turned out so badly. I beleive what happens in one's past molds their personality and they are that way forever, unless they are strong enough to change. But for me, I am not. So to answer your question, no I cannot handle change easily.
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@rash219 (808)
• United States
4 Jan 07
i must agree with you the past the mold ones personality...lol we are more or less alike regarding this change factor i too freak out..whn my day to day routine goes off balance....
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@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
3 Jan 07
If your faith helps you handle change, I can only say that I'm happy for you. I am myself totally faithless but, like most humans able to survive in a changing environment, I am flexible and adapt to whatever life throws at me. I sometimes need a little time to do so, but I have enough willpower and stubbornness to cope without much problems.
• United States
3 Jan 07
I love change. I thrive on it. I don't like doing the same old same old. And I've learned that the quicker I am able to adapt to the changing world around me, the happier I am.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 07
i think change is an inevitable thing that happens to all of us... whther we like it or not... the thing about change is learning tyo see what it is, how it affects us and how we can grow with it... personally, i think that when ever i experience a change in me or my personality, my looks, how i speak or get along with people, i look at it as a gauge of how my day or week came and went and see if i'm experiencing anything that would prsent either a sign that i had a great day or the day was just horrible... i welcome change, because it gives me the ability to reflect on what i am , what i've become and how i can develop myself further, as a person and as an individual...
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• United States
5 Jan 07
I'm horrible at responding to change. I'm the sterotypical creature of habit. I find comfort in my rutine and generally do the same thing each day. When I have to chage, it causes me some angst until I'm able to find a new rutine.
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@drmt57 (295)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yes I handle change very well. I have always like to do different things, I am very flexable. When I was in the workforce I always would be the one to volunteer to go to another unit when there were a shortage of help. I made friends that I wouldn't have if I had not been willing to change. If you can't handle change you will not grow. You will remain the same.
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• India
4 Jan 07
well i believe that "change is the constant thing in life". if in this fast going world one is not ready to change then he is going to die . as far as me handling change till date i have approached it nicely whether its personal or work related .
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@ashaer (1)
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
i cant very well handle a change..in facte i am helpless in the face of even a minor change eg.,changing my routine of work etc.but i know life must be changing.it should contain a sort of challeneg n adventure. sometimes i succeed in coping wid changes but somtimes i feel deperate 2 resist a change.
• Romania
4 Jan 07
that all depends on waht change...do i think that certain change will affect me in a good way? of a bad way? because if it happend it will affect you in some way....so it's all relative
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
It appears I can! Though it certainly hasn't been an area I wanted to test myslef on by choice..... I have had to adapt to living in three different countries, a divorce, a new relationship and a new career all in the last two years. Plus many, many other trials and tribulations stemming from all of this. But I am still here! Still ploughing ahead...... Faith definitely plays a big part; as does a positive attitude. It is just not easy to do that all of the time that's for sure! And I too am of the belief that maybe there is a pre-ordained path and that everything is happening for a reason. I just hope I find those reasons sooner rather than later!
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
4 Jan 07
i can adjust to changes fast. there was a time when we need to go to another province where education is cheaper. and i was able to have friends there somehow. not that fast but atleast, i was able to in a matter of time. when my younget brother was diagnosed with leukemia, i wasn't able to accept the fact that he's suffering from it. but later on, i was able to. it's just a matter of acceptance about everything that comes our way. life goes on anyway.
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4 Jan 07
no not at all.my husband is an it professinal,he keep changing on from one country to other.it is very difficult for me,when just he decides i became upset and it takes lot of time to settle me in new place ,making new friends.now at present i am just quite new at place not much but i do'nt have any friends here,i miss all my relatives,friends lot and mainly i am on the phone.
4 Jan 07
i handle change well as in different jobs, meeting new people, joining new clubs, that sort of change i can handle, losing a person i love would be very different, i'm not sure i can handle that sort of change, not quickly anyway. my life is always changing, i always meet new people, i get bored very easily so i join new clubs, join new sports, different jobs, so my life is always changing. i have lost a family member very close to me that i miss very much, that will never change, i will always miss her,i dont want that to change.
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• India
4 Jan 07
I can handle the change very very well.Again this comes from the experience.I was born & brought up,studied in a singal place stayed all the years staying with the parents in a same place,Then when it came to try for a job a corporate company interviewer gave a topic to discuss the topic was COMING OUT OF THE FAMILY,GOING OUT OF THE STATE ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES,I stood first in the discussion & was posted out of state where i was not knowing the place,language no relatives nothing.I worked in that place for 3 years & Stood all india no1.Initially home sickness was there i overcome the problem by making friends,mantaining relation with neighbours & so,Today iam given example in our family for changes like this.
@angel108 (570)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
yes, i do handle changes in life well. I know that everything is beneficial in life. Also, changes in life helps me develop my faith in myself and to God. I know that victory is my birth right.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
Sometimes change can be scary but I do have some faith that the change will bring something new that should happen. I think that sometimes the earth shattering changes are hard to adapt to or accept at first but we all move forward eventually
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@nuttmeg (441)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Sometimes change can scare me, especially if it's something major and I feel like I have no control over it, which seems to be often enough lately lol. Little changes just annoy me lol, but there are times when I really crave nothing more than for a bit of change, something positive and on my terms. Like now, for instance, I have this deep-seeded desire to just pack up and move somewhere lately, anywhere really, with just the bare necessities, the dogs, the cats and that's it Sadly, I can't afford it yet lol
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yes I am a survivor and a vetern survivor of what life has handed out to me over the years. I handle it well and it is due to my deep faith in God too. I have survived countless moves, loss of a child, loss of both parents, My husbands four surgeries, auto accidents, loss of home due to foreclosure due to job loss and tenants not paying rent. Loss of home due to a fire. Family feuding and fighting and making it up later. Loss of close friend, loss of twin grandsons, Without God I would not have made it. Estrangement of two siblings who choose to be that way and now oldest son and cruelty of dil who is controlling and trying to harass me. Court and legal problems and multitudes of other things both large and small. God has helped me through it all.
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Nope I have a very hard time with change I wish everything would stay the same. And I am always wishing to turn time back when I talk I alway say back when I also lost a best friend and that is really hard to deal with I hate change and I think I will never get use to it.
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@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
I can't say that i handle change that well. It's because I'm a very sentimental person.I hang on to the past longer than I should.I don't like changes but as what they say," The only constant thing in this world is change"..so I guess I just cope with it whenever there's a change.
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