When we say things like “people don’t change” it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy… matter… it’s always changing. Morphing. Merging. Growing. Dying. It’s the way people try not to change that’s unnatural. The way we cling to the way things were instead of letting them be the way they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change — that’s up to us. It can feel like death. Or, it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can be like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment, we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.” – Grey’s Anatomy
For me, change is so important. Change is embedded in us yet people don’t appreciate or embrace it. I’m mostly all for change, I think it’s fantastic. But I understand how some people may not like to accept it – they say your childhood plays an integral part in this mentality. Perhaps I am all for it because I have been living in Sydney my whole life, not just that but the suburb of Turramurra and exactly the same house for 20 years. And maybe because I love experiencing new and different things and am willing to accept as well as sacrifice things for change…
Travel can play some part in change. New surroundings, new atmosphere and people can make some people anxious. To be honest, I crave it. The feeling of freedom connotates change for me in some sense. When I was speaking to some one about going overseas to work or study, they asked me “wouldn’t you get homesick?” I replied saying “yeh I might but home (including your family and friends) is always going to be there for you when you get back, no matter what.” This probably shows my openness to change and the opportunities it brings.

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