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    I was just thinking about how I really need to do some changing (no, not just solicited by the deleted thread..), and it made me think of a question that's quite cliched, but perhaps worthy:

    Do people ever really change, or is any change to the personality just superficial and destined to revert back to normal in a while? Do you feel that you've changed as a person in any kind of drastic and lasting way? Do you know anyone who has?

    (This all stems from 1 AM melancholy, but you know.. answer anyway please) I'll add a poll just because
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    I have changed dramatically from the life i had when i was 11.
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    Bullying changed me from an extrovert into an introvert. I see no way back.
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    yeah i know i've chnaged.... i've calm down a bit, i used to be quite hyper and violent :eek:! unbelieveble i know!
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    I worry a lot less than I used to do. There is no way I would have even considered getting on a plane this time last year.

    I am probably less geeky as well. I don't think people ever really change deep down though.
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    You cannot instigate a change in yourself, you'll feel like you're mugging yourself. Change happens over time and you don't realise it until it's happened. Evolution not revolution.
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    (Original post by ZJuwelH)
    You cannot instigate a change in yourself, you'll feel like you're mugging yourself. Change happens over time and you don't realise it until it's happened. Evolution not revolution.
    I am convinced alchohol has changed me, I used to be quality obsessed freak when handing in assignments, i used to spend hours checking everything was pefect, now I just give it a quick glance and hand it in:confused:

    I am not even worried about my results and I should be due to my hospital visit I was under a lot of stress and didn't work at my best.

    Since drinking alchohol I seem a lot more carefree.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I am convinced alchohol has changed me, I used to be quality obsessed freak when handing in assignments, i used to spend hours checking everything was pefect, now I just give it a quick glance and hand it in:confused:

    I am not even worried about my results and I should be due to my hospital visit I was under a lot of stress and didn't work at my best.

    Since drinking alchohol I seem a lot more carefree.
    lol you've turned from just a geek to an alcholic one?
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    I would say getting over depression is a big change, and not the melodramatic teenage attention seeking depression either, the real deal.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I am convinced alchohol has changed me, I used to be quality obsessed freak when handing in assignments, i used to spend hours checking everything was pefect, now I just give it a quick glance and hand it in:confused:

    I am not even worried about my results and I should be due to my hospital visit I was under a lot of stress and didn't work at my best.

    Since drinking alchohol I seem a lot more carefree.
    Or maybe it's an underlying realisation that results aren't everything, a change in your perceptions. That's what I put it down to personally.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I am convinced alchohol has changed me, I used to be quality obsessed freak when handing in assignments, i used to spend hours checking everything was pefect, now I just give it a quick glance and hand it in:confused:

    I am not even worried about my results and I should be due to my hospital visit I was under a lot of stress and didn't work at my best.

    Since drinking alchohol I seem a lot more carefree.
    Alchohol can do that to a person.
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    (Original post by ZJuwelH)
    Or maybe it's an underlying realisation that results aren't everything, a change in your perceptions. That's what I put it down to personally.
    Yeah the alchohol is probably unrelated, but socialising and going out more has made me realise thats kind of more important in a way, a degree is useful but its not half as importants as friends are.

    Fly By - Lol I drink on average about 5 pints a month now so I am hardly an alchoholic, however when I am on holiday it will be 10 pints a day!

    I never drink at home I only drink on nights out.
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    I was just thinking about how I really need to do some changing (no, not just solicited by the deleted thread..), and it made me think of a question that's quite cliched, but perhaps worthy:

    Do people ever really change, or is any change to the personality just superficial and destined to revert back to normal in a while? Do you feel that you've changed as a person in any kind of drastic and lasting way? Do you know anyone who has?

    (This all stems from 1 AM melancholy, but you know.. answer anyway please) I'll add a poll just because
    A good one would be to stop being an internet addict lol
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Fly By - Lol I drink on average about 5 pints a month now so I am hardly an alchoholic, however when I am on holiday it will be 10 pints a day!

    I never drink at home I only drink on nights out.
    hehe, and :eek:!! i wish i can be that healthy, i down 5 pints in a night! and alwasy throw up and i drink during dinner with me dad
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    I would say getting over depression is a big change, and not the melodramatic teenage attention seeking depression either, the real deal.
    Absolutely- I think you've read my mind! That's why I was thinking of this stuff, really, because I was clinically depressed from god knows when til I was 15- I won't tell the long boring story but I worked hard to get over it and work with all my problems with myself. But I've been thinking about it again recently as I haven't been feeling too happy again, and it's made me wonder whether I just have a biochemical or learnt mindset, and the last three years have just been.. I don't know, some kind of lull, while I've been distracted with other stuff.

    God I'm depressing myself.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Yeah the alchohol is probably unrelated, but socialising and going out more has made me realise thats kind of more important in a way, a degree is useful but its not half as importants as friends are.

    Fly By - Lol I drink on average about 5 pints a month now so I am hardly an alchoholic, however when I am on holiday it will be 10 pints a day!

    I never drink at home I only drink on nights out.
    More and more the self-made millionaire is coming to light. Branson, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey to name a few. I think university students will (in a few cases unduly) lose respect and be perceived as people who spent three years drinking, sleeping and shagging. I hope my degree will not disadvantage me when I'm ready to enter the labour market.
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    A good one would be to stop being an internet addict lol
    That would be impossible.
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    hehe, and :eek:!! i wish i can be that healthy, i down 5 pints in a night! and alwasy throw up and i drink during dinner with me dad
    I can manage around 8 pints a night without being ill, I did 10 in Edinburgh and was really ill the next day, I was sick in a club a few months back after showing off in front of the girls by drinking 6 vodka redbulls in 1 minute. They must have thought I was a right gimp, I just rushed to the toilet and was sick every where.

    PS Sorry this has gone off topic slightly.
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    Absolutely- I think you've read my mind! That's why I was thinking of this stuff, really, because I was clinically depressed from god knows when til I was 15- I won't tell the long boring story but I worked hard to get over it and work with all my problems with myself. But I've been thinking about it again recently as I haven't been feeling too happy again, and it's made me wonder whether I just have a biochemical or learnt mindset, and the last three years have just been.. I don't know, some kind of lull, while I've been distracted with other stuff.

    God I'm depressing myself.
    I was depressed ages 5-11 i suppose, i stopped ages ago, i'm fine now really. Stop thinking about it all, you'll make it worse, now - lets see a smile.
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    Absolutely- I think you've read my mind! That's why I was thinking of this stuff, really, because I was clinically depressed from god knows when til I was 15- I won't tell the long boring story but I worked hard to get over it and work with all my problems with myself. But I've been thinking about it again recently as I haven't been feeling too happy again, and it's made me wonder whether I just have a biochemical or learnt mindset, and the last three years have just been.. I don't know, some kind of lull, while I've been distracted with other stuff.

    God I'm depressing myself.
    Yeah, you're depressing me too. Yawn. This place really is full of depressives. As is every other internet forum. Surely there must be some sort of link...
 
 
 
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