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Change isn't a bad thing.

It irks me in a really bad way when people see not-changing as a good thing.

"George Bush kept his stance on the war" was the original issue that brought this up. The country kept saying how John Kerry was wishy washy or a flip flopper, when what really happened is that Kerry saw the direction that we were headed and changed his mind. THIS IS OKAY. THIS IS MORE THAN OKAY.

And the same sort of issue happens all the time. With politicians, family, friends. I'm glad for you if you had that shirt since ninth grade, but it's time to get rid of it. I don't think you should write in print all the time simply because it was too hard to learn cursive. Yes, your dog needs a bath, even if he's never been bathed before.

If you believe something, and it becomes incorrect as you garner more information, CHANGE YOUR MIND.
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This post brought to you by thisgirliknow who used to be _melissa_ who previously called herself gatorglitter02 who once had an LJ she forgot about called glitterbug1984

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jitrbug52
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
It seems you're having a REALLY rough week... sorry. You don't own a gun, right? I don't want to hear about the mad-woman who went on a rampage and shot everyone who looked at her the wrong way. People are dumb and unfortunately we can't change that. I blame Hitler.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:50 am (UTC)
Nope, no gun.

I don't like Hitler ;)

And really, I'm fine. This post was just a quick rant from something I saw this morning. The only thing really bothering me is my job moving, buuuuut I plan for that not to be an issue.
brittdreams
Aug. 22nd, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
It's interesting that the entire democratic field is hung up on change vs. experience, isn't it? And then there's Gov. Richardson who positions himself (perhaps astutely, perhaps naively) as both.

For some people, change is difficult because it involves doing something new, unknown, something different. I dunno. I talk a lot about how I don't really like change and then I talk about wanting to move and do something different. I think that we're all caught up in change sometimes when we should really focus on the experience.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 22nd, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'm not saying change is always a good thing. Just that it isn't always bad. This post was mostly directed towards a friend of mine who got an LJ the same day as I did (5 years and 1 day ago) and just wrote a big long thing (after I did) about how she's so proud to have the same name. It's just stupid.
brittdreams
Aug. 22nd, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
I could see myself having the same LJ name 3 years from now (I think that's when I'd hit 5 years). I dunno, I thought for weeks about a name before picking this one. It has my name, which I like, and dreams, something that matters a lot to me.

Why'd you find it stupid?
thisgirliknow
Aug. 22nd, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
I just think its frustrating for someone to look down on me for changing names.

I got my first lj name when I was sixteen (and seventeen on the one that I started using actually). I've changed a LOT since then. I got my current name when I was 18 (almost 19) and I don't see myself changing for awhile.
brittdreams
Aug. 22nd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, 17 is different. I mean, I got this one in my second year of college so I think I had a decent idea of myself and stuff then. I have had one other online journal and its name was 'oreo'. That was high school when I was struggling with never being white and never being 'black enough'.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 22nd, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
yeah, my current name was from my second year of college.
negativeneve
Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
I've had the same aol screen name since I was 12. ;P
I haven't had lj nearly as long, but I don't anticipate changing it any time soon. However, I don't think I'd outright say how proud I am of having the same name. I mean I'd only be proud of myself if I went through trials and tribulations, and trust me I won't be going through any hard times trying to decide whether or not I'm going to change my name. *insert eye roll*
Oh, why do you think your friend's post is directed towards you?

thisgirliknow
Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
I had JUST posted that it was the 5 year anniversary of my first lj.

And then she said "Secondly, I'd like to wish my lj a happy five year birthday. It's been a long five years. We've been through codes and fads and more communities than I could ever count, and I've still got my original name. That's what I'm most proud of."
negativeneve
Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Well if she really is directing this at you then I hope you two aren't good friends cause that's some stupidness right there.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
well we've been friends for at least five years!

sara.
negativeneve
Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Hmm...

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chapstickqueen
Aug. 22nd, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
I fell the same way. While change is not always good, re-evaluating a situation or decision is ALWAYS good. So, sometimes you stick to what you started with, other time, you come to a new conclusion. I dimply cannot understand why re-evaluating and then coming to a different conclusion is seen in such negative light be so many people!
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