Think you’ll be the same person in 10 years that you are today? Think again. Most people realize they’ve changed in the past, but few expect to change in the future, a new study finds.
Instead, while acknowledging that their tastes, values and even personality have varied over the past decade, people tend to insist the person they are today is the person they will be in 10 years — a belief belied by the evidence, said study researcher Daniel Gilbert, a psychologist at Harvard University.
“It’s not that we don’t realize change happens, because we all admit at every age that a lot of change has happened to us in the last 10 years,” Gilbert told LiveScience. “All of us seem to have this sense that development is a process that has delivered us to this point and now we’re done.”
I think mostly of socio/political ideology when i read this article. mostly i’m the same. i was the odd man out in my circles circa late 70’s in iowa. i thought gay folks should have their privacy. the thought of equal rights never came up in those days, in my circles. i went against the grain according to civil rights in general though. i always spoke up and said that black folks should have equal rights though. i was completely different in other ways. i was a complete extrovert and very outspoken about anything and everything that crossed my mind. i was a proponent of legalization of marijuana for the same reasons i am today. tax it was my philosophy. so i don’t know if i agree with this or not. food for thought.
robot runaway · Jan 11, 2013 at 9:28 am
jimi, in all sincerity this is why you're a spiritual dynamo.
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