Too often we hold onto old beliefs or keep up a charade of being someone we aren’t simply because it’s familiar or expected.
Why is it that it’s easier for people to accept new clothing trends and Internet slang than to accept someone they know saying “I’ve changed” or “I’ve changed my mind?” Too many live under the misguided assumption that beliefs and attitudes are unchanging and inherent in one’s life. Sure so-and-so had a bad attitude in high school and would gossip all the time, but that may not be who they are anymore.
Stagnant opinions are what prevent people from pursuing a better way of life or being confident and believing in themselves. It’s important to understand and recognize that change is natural and necessary. Pledge to be a better steward of change and allow people the space they need to grow.