This I Believe

Amreen - Plano, Texas
Entered on November 11, 2006
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: change

What I believe is that change is always going to be present and always going to affect people. I also believe that people can adapt to change, even those who fight it. “Change is the only thing that doesn’t change” and my mom told me this at the end of my eighth grade school year. See, our family was going to move from Ohio to Texas the summer before high school started.

I really did not want to move because I was happy in my old environment. I had my friends and I really did not feel that it was necessary to move and have to start all over. I had no choice and I did have to move. At first, I resisted and tried to pretend that I was fine in my new environment with out friends, but eventually I realized that this is how it was going to be for a long time if I didn’t change, so I started being more friendly and open to new things. I learned instead of staying stagnant and stuck in my old ways. I even made friends and came to not hate the decision of the move that my parents had made. I am still adapting to the changes but it is getting easier as time goes on.

Therefore, I believe that everyone is capable of change and doing things differently, even those who do not embrace the change. This is because life is full of changes and nothing stays still for too long because then life wouldn’t be interesting, it would be boring, dull, and mundane. Change has to be incorporated slowly or absorbed slowly to make a difference and people who need to change will and eventually all people adapt to things. But then people usually find more changes because as the well-known saying goes, “Change is the only thing that doesn’t change.”