Saturday, January 8, 2011

Question of the Day #802

Recently, I got together with a friend I hadn't seen since my freshman year in college. Over dinner and wine, we caught up on the last 20 years. We discussed jobs, friendships, writing, love and lack thereof.

Near the end of the evening, he asked, "What do you think is the biggest difference between who you were then and who you are now?"

"I'm a lot less judgemental, and overall, a much nicer person," I responded.

"I can see that," he said.

What do you think is the biggest difference between who you are now and who you were as a kid?

xoxo,
Suzanne

13 comments:

  1. I think I have more tact...that might be hard to belive but it's true, also patience.

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  2. I am less sure of myself. That may sound odd, but the older I get, the less black and white I see, and the more gray. I no longer jump to immediate conclusions (judgments) about things that I used to think were "obvious." Hence, I am less likely to form opinions and more tolerant of those whose views are different than mine. I still lack tact in some cases, but I blame that on a lack of mothering. :)
    tm

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  3. One of the major differences between the person I am today and the person I was when I was a kid, or even a few years ago, ismy circle of friends, and my confidence. I have fewer real friends that I can trust now than I used to, but that's the result of drifting apart after high school. As for confidence, I am more aware of who I am now, and not as shy to show it. I am a naturally shy person, and I am okay with that, but I am more likely to give my opinion on something now than I ever was when I was a kid.

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  4. I have a lot less tolerance for BS. Life is too short to screw around waiting for someone to get to the point.

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  5. Somewhere along the way, I lost some self confidence. I was a confident kid! This year, I'm working on becoming a confident adult.

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  6. I was really poor as a kid...I thought money was the answer to everything. If you had money you would be happy. As an adult I've realized that happiness comes from the inside not from the wallet. Stuff has become less important to me as I've gotten older.

    Happy New Year!

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  7. That is magic of growing up, making better decisions and finding who you want to be. Espically since i have two small children now.

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  8. When I was a kid, before I went to middle school, I was pretty shy. Very quiet and always buried in a book. But in the transition to a new middle school and then to new high school, I being shy wasn't really working for me and I consciously put myself out there more. And now I'm the true extrovert you see today. (Though I still allow myself to be buried in a book.)

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  9. I’m less naïve and more cynical.

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  10. I used to be shy now I'm the exact opposite. I'm much more self confident, and I now know what I want. Years ago I'd let things happen to me and now I make things happen.

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  11. Now when I tell you that 'I don't give a shit', I really mean it.

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  12. I make better decisions, and along with that know when to let things go. When I was younger, if a relationship was not working out, I would hold on. Now I can respect when people grow apart and no longer have room for each other and move on.

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