“We are not the same persons this year as last, nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” – W. Somerset Maugham
As the years go by, this quote becomes more and more relevant and I think it’s very important to remember that we are all constantly changing, our lives morph depending on our individual circumstance, and we grow daily into the truest form of ourselves. I think that if we can remember this, it will make our relationships smoother and we won’t hold people to certain expectations or even responsible for some things they chose to do. It’s not only okay that people change (the way they look, things they like and don’t like, their decisions and roles) I think it’s imperative and should be accepted and respected versus being criticized. Not only is it okay for others, but it is okay for ourselves to change. Embrace it! If we didn’t change we would never grow. As we continue to learn and experience, we continue to understand ourselves and this world better than we did the day before. There is no way we can stay the same!