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Change for the Better over a Decade

How are you a better person today than you were ten years ago?

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  • I turn 15 in five days, so ten years ago I was only about 5.
    I've matured A LOT since then and learned a lot as well.
    Also, I'm not the whore that I used to be, and I try not to be as annoying as I was.
  • Let's see, ten years ago I was 40.  I was trying my very hardest to be the best mom ever to my darling 13 month old red-haired daughter.  I was trying to keep busy outside the house, not just inside, because staying inside all the time made me insane.  I wasn't as patient, I wasn't as good a listener, she wasn't in preschool yet.

    Now?  I am 50, and after a certain amount of medication and exercise and time, I am, I think, a pretty good wife, mom, writer, exerciser, volunteer, school worker, healthier cook, healthier eater.  I have found that I can still keep learning to change my bad behavior into better behavior.  I think I am doing well with both my children, now 11 and 7.  We're still cuddling and talking and working on homework together when necessary.  I'm still spending way too much time on the computer, but now I get paid on occasion to play computer games for a local company for an hour.  I'm still singing and flute-ing.  I love my husband so much, he's been so good to me and to the kids. 

    I think I'm better than ten years ago, yes, indeed.

  • Dude, I was cuter 10 years ago.

    But I'm a heckuva lot smarter now.

  • Ten years ago, I was out of college, with no idea of what I wanted to do with my life, no direction, no long-term employment, and a serious attitude problem. Today, I'm finishing up my degree, rocking a 4.0, happily married, have a life direction, career prospects, and am extremely happy with my life. In addition to the incredible turnaround, I would say that I am, in general, much less of an asshole than I was a decade ago.
  • Well, I've acquired several framed pieces of paper that say that I can be taught. I don't know, ten years ago I was wrapping up high school and getting ready to go to college. I knew who I was as a person, and I thought I was pretty awesome-and I don't know that I'm "better" now than I was then. More mature, I guess, but I was as mature as I should have been at the time, and more mature than many of my contemporaries. I'm still disorganized, and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. My eating habits are probably worse now than they were then. I was pretty good at making new friends back then, a skill I seem to have lost. I've become more emotionally stable, but I wonder how much of that is just that I've gotten kind of apathetic and cynical along the way.
  • I'm not as naive and I acquired quite a bit of wisdom. However, this was also at the cost of becoming more jaded. No, I haven't lost hope. I'm just more wary...
  • ive experienced a lot in the past 10 years and ive learned from my (many) mistakes. ive also matured a lot and have grown up a lot. i was a good person back then too; but i think im even more so now.
  • uhm...how am I a better person today then i was ten years ago...hm.....let's see.....i'm not waddling around as a 3 year old and doing nothing. I have a life =]
  • I'm taller...

    Ok I'm joking...

    I'm also better looking...

    Fine that was a bluff.

    I am a better liar though!  And that's what helps in a relationship.  Mutual distrust lol!

  • I don't even know the person I was 10 years ago. My oldest will be ten this summer, that's how I am a better person today. Because of my children. I had to make a decision, to grow up. To change and get real. Along the way I still made some mistakes, but I learned from my  mother that its ok to make mistakes as long as you don't keep repeating them.
    I had my oldest when I was 20 and I just turned 30, so this is perfect. Nearly 10 years later....I am finally starting to clean up credit and pay off debts. Have my own business, making a fresh start.

    I am finding myself and have begun to learn what matters in life, who the people are that you need to hold close and how everything else just isn't as important. The world won't fall apart if I don't answer that one email immediately.. I know right! ;)

    I basically learned to settle down in certain ways and "grow up".

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