ANSWERS: 31
  • Although I personally think we should all try to improve ourselves daily, I've also learned that trying to change someone else is like spitting in the wind.
  • If it's something that I don't mind/something minor or I don't care about it I just accept them as they are, but if it's something serious(life threatening like taking drugs(cocaine ect.) or something against the law or harmful to others) I try to change their ways for the better, but I've had little luck trying =/
  • Hard question to answer without sounding like a complete ass, but most people are FUCKING STUPID. So many people cant tell the difference when something is a matter of opinion, or a matter of fact. And will defend something to death, even if its wrong. I know that opinions are like elbows, we all have them. but I simply cant accept the idea of "let everyone think what they want". A good example would be racist. But the list goes on and on.
  • We cannot change people and I wouldn't like that someone tried to change me. I like/love people for who they are or for who I think they are. It is a good thing that people are different. So yes, I accept people as they are, as they accept me as I am.
  • we cant change other ppl's behaviour, only our own, it would be great if everyone tried a bit of self improvement
  • I found out in my life that we have to accept people as they are. When I saw some flaws in my fiance I was thinking in my youthful mind that I would be able to change those. Guess what, they get more prominent when getting older. Trying to improve is a nobel goal, should be written in everybody's mind.
  • I accept them for who they are... Do unto others, and all that :) LOL
  • I usually accept people how they are. Most people don't appreciate when others try to change them.
  • I feel change should come from with in not forced on you by what others want you to be. I believe that everyone should always strive to be better but that is for them to determine on their own. I do not believe when it comes to who we are that compromise should ever come into play. That we should accept people for who they are and not what we think we can change in them in to.
  • I accept most people as they are. There are some, just a few, that I can't. I mean, we're talking on the order of Adolf Hitler here. No, I don't try to change them. I give them wide berth.
  • I think people should constantly try to improve and I know so many people personally who aren't trying....I don't purposely try to improve anyone but myself and at times struggle with that....
  • We should always try to improve ourselves, but in general, I accept people as they are.
  • I don't think that we should try and change other people, but rather work on improving ourselves.
  • One thing in life i`ve learnt is not to try to change anyone but to let them be themselves, if they need to change they will do it or they wont, just accept!
  • Be who you wanna be if I dont like it its my problem!!
  • well!! change is d only constant..bt dont try to change the course of the river...every change has its own speed...dont manipulate it..try to improve yourself..leave the rest!!
  • tolerance and compassion are ways of being that i take to heart. but if someone is hurting themselves or me or others i will stand up to them, hold the mirror up in front of them, or try to stop them so they dont cause too much harm. there have been times though when i did nothing - i let people make their own mistakes and there was a quiet beauty in watching them learn to walk on their own two feet without my help. i really appreciate it when my true friends let me know when im screwing up or making a bad decision. that takes courage and caring. its alot easier to say nothing. id do the same for them. were all here to help each other improve and become better people. ive learned change is very hard. you cannot change people, you can only share your thoughts, feelings, knowledge and experiences ~ they have to want to change themselves. ive also learned its better to focus most of your energies on changing yourself and being an inspiration to others. ive got a ways to go, but its a goal that makes life worth living. thanks for the thoughtful ? galeanda.
  • I accept people as they are ...if they want to change that is their choice.
  • it's really very hard to do. I want to accept people as they are, but when they are broken, I have a practically uncontrollable need to fix them. I know it can't be done, but that doesn't stop me. I work very hard on my Power of Ignore, to accept the part I like and ignore the rest. So far, I am not very good at it.
  • I think ome people should improve, but it sure isn't up to me to do it. But I do think people should want alot for themselves.
  • That's a hard one. If it's one of my kids and I don't approve what they are doing, I tell them, try to see reason, my way, of course. Everyone has room for improvement, even me. No, I don't try to change anyone else but my kids and husband. It's an "uphill" Battle, let me tell you:)
  • both-the two position are not mutually exclusive?
  • Yes I accept everyone the way they are and i wouldnt change them for the world..
  • I accept people at face value but I do believe that everyone must try and improve themselves always. There is ALWAYS scope for improvement.
  • Truthfully, I usually point out flaws I notice in people and tell them ways to improve. I'm trying not to so often anymore...because people are the way they want to be for a reason, and it's not my decision to change them. It's just hard to watch a friend make a decision you think is bad sometimes.
  • Don't Believe them when they say they can change neither believe them when they say they cant change most of all never ever believe them when they say you are just fine. So if you are confuse - just remember every body changes within minutes of the day just to suit their own interest very seldom yours until its too late you realized you've just been conned. (manipulated)
  • I think every one could use improvment but they have to change themselfs.
  • That's really two different questions. I do try to accept people as they are, and don't try to change them, because there's no point if they don't want to change. However, I do think everybody should try to improve themselves, but that should be their choice and I wouldn't try to make them do this if they didn't want to (but if they did and wanted help, then I'd try to provide that help).
  • I figure they can do what they want. It doesn't mean I will want to be around them. Don't waste your time trying to change anybody.
  • Keep um as they are. It's rude to be nosy.

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