People Shouldn’t Change

This irrational thought came into my mind today: “Why have people from my past changed so much? I liked them the way they were before. People shouldn’t change right? Have I changed? Do they think the same thing about me?

The more I thought about this the more I realized that it is irrational to think that someone who behaved a certain way should always behave that way. Actually it sounds pretty stupid when I  say it out loud. But why then is this an unspoken expectation?

One example of this happening is when adults move back in with their parents they commonly start to fall back into their previous role when they were a child. Is this rational? I’d say no.

In Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he states:

To live with change, we need principles that don’t change.

If there is one principle that doesn’t change its that changes do happen. I should embrace change and realize that good changes are good.

 

People Shouldn’t Change