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- Do you think people can change? See all answers
- May 6, 2012 by PKHawk_again
- Can People Really Change?
Can people become someone they never were before?
I have seen people make drastic changes for the better as well as not so good, as well.
People who think they are too old to change something about themselves, or their lives are only fooling themselves, or just don't want to change.
I personally know an entire family of people, now with several generations, who only about thirty years ago, were the biggest drug dealers in a large area of southern California. Once they learned that there really is a God who cares about humans, and that life was more than pleasure seeking, and struggling to survive, the family all became decent, law abiding people, and nowadays, most people who meet them can't believe that they were once some of the roughest, toughest people, and that they all made their living off other people's weaknesses, and troubles, and self medicating.
I know a man who was well known in his community as a drunkard, who spent nearly every weekend in the drunk tank, sleeping it off. He and his wife were having serious marital problems due to his drinking, and spending the family's money on alcohol instead of paying their bills.
He also changed when he learned the truth of the Bible, and that there really is hope for the future of mankind, and each and every person who puts learning that truth, and applying it in their own life, and sharing it with others. It took his wife by total surprise, and she nearly left him. She really went through shock to see her husband make such drastic changes in his life. He stopped squandering their money on alcohol, paid his bills, and even became a model, loving husband. Their marriage was saved, but she was so accustomed to the rough and tumble drunk that she had married, it took some time for her to adjust to the changes in him. That was some thirty years ago, too. They are now and older couple, living happily together, and truly caring for each other, and their extended family, and neighbors, too.
I also know a few people, who over the years, change for the worst, as well. Some people, who once felt they had everything to live for, threw their life away, and became disreputable swindlers, who ended poorly.
I don't just think people can change, I know they can and many do.