Monday, April 16, 2007

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"The greatest of human abilities, is the ability to change, adapt and evolve. The human being is the only living thing that is capable of radically changing his habits and beliefs between birth and death"
David Deangelo

I truly love this quote. What it basically says it's that a person is able to challenge his fate, and change it if he has sufficient determination. It sustains the idea that if doesn't mater where you came from you can achieve a lot in life, by changing yourself to be more competitive, more sociable and more influential. By concentrating on improving yourself, you can eliminate many stupid mistakes that you make over and over again, improving the quality of your life and making you more happy by your own standards.

Although many people criticize this ideology, it IS proven real by NLP and books like "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill and "How to Win Friends and Influence people" by Dale Carnegie (both were written in the 1st part of the 20th century and are regarded as The Holy Grail of self-help books).

The thing that saddens me the most, is how a very large part of people are extremely afraid of change. I see a lot of people who actually lie to them selves saying that their life is good on a daily basis, because they are afraid to challenge them selves, cause they are afraid to realize that they've been making stupid mistakes. They are like butterflies who choose not to break free from their cocoons.

It really grieves when I see some of my best friends doing these things, mostly because it's practically impossible for me to change them, unless they really want the change. Sitting back and watching people that you care about walking down the wrong path is basically torture.

Hopefully one day our society will evolve sufficiently to embrace change. Until then I guess I'll have to go and fight against the wave :)

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