Recently I met some college friends and some had really changed. Some had matured in the way they spoke, whereas some had just piled on loads of arrogance. Then there were some who had not changed and were as good or bad as they were ten years back.
Where do you place yourself with regards to change?
Yes, I think the maturity levels have definitely upped since high school, in addition to having a better self-image and confidence boost. I am now doing things I had once only hoped to be able to do, and am a lot more adventurous and in control of my life.
I've changed in that I am more confident going out on my own than I used to be. I have never been very good at direction, and always used to need someone to go with me if going somewhere new - or even places I've been to before.
I think I have also become more apathetic since depression set in.
My core ethics and values have remained the same but I have let go of the things that really didn't serve me. Such as perfectionism, worry, and comparing myself to others. I have gained self acceptance, confidence, openess and the ability to work out friendships which are worthwhile hanging onto.