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Do people stay the same when they grow up?
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I'm a dumbass, I can't be arsed reading Naruto-related stuff.
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if u r willing to work hard,most things could be possible.......some ppl can 100% in certain things cuz they r born with it,but if they just slack around and do nothing which most do,they could only achieve maybe 10% but ppl who work hard makes up 4 the talent loss....so it is possible and certain elements effect too,mainly depends on wat u want to do in the future........different factors r different motivation 4 different ppl
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you really dont need smarts to be succesful just have common sense with dealing the oppurtunities given to you
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how did such a long post pop up in your head by watching Naruto.... wow

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Its as if Naruto has a moral value at the end of the show...well that is apart from all the nude scenes

woot I actually read your post... in fact, yo shouldn't censored you teacher's name.... type it out so the world can curse her. First of all, that is really dumb for a teacher to say something like that, talk about encouragement

Live the life the way you want it, sure you may inherit some unwanted stuff from previous generations... but that's their problem, you are you and you control your life the way you want it
Posted 4/16/08

liquid-cocaine wrote:

I just finished watching the episode of Naruto with Neji talking about how people don't change as they get older. He basically said, that the elite remain the elite while the losers stay losers.

When I was in the 4th and 5th grade, I had a teacher named Ms. C. She was kind of an elitist even though I didn't realize it at the time. She was the type to look down on people for having scuffed shoes. She liked to seat her students according to their grades, behavior, and if she liked them or not. The good students were at the front and the bad students were at the back. (Try to imagine an open square.) I was seated in the middle but closer to the back because I was well behaved but not very good in math. Though I had to be seated at the back later because I grew so tall that people had trouble seeing over my head.

One day, Ms. C lost her temper with some kids in the back that were joking around and messing with the kids in the front (throwing spitballs, and making sexual jokes, etc...). She came to the back and said, "Stop picking on my star students. They are in the front because they have bright futures ahead of them. They are going to be successful in everything they do. You people are back here because I am trying to inspire you guys to work hard so you can be in the front of the classroom just like them. Don't you want to be like them? If you guys don't straighten up your act, you will stay in the back of the classroom for the rest of your lives. Nobody will care about you because you guys are delinquents. While the people in the front will be doctors, business owners, and lawyers, you guys will be poor, drug dealers or even dead."

She went on from there but that's pretty much what she said. Even though she wasn't talking to me directly, it made me feel bad because I was basically very close to being them or being like them. I mean, some of these people were my friends...

When I think about my life thus far, I can't help but think about Ms. C. Since then, I've thought of myself as a "mid-to-low" person. I was never great but I wasn't exactly a terrible person. It's been like that my entire life. Sometimes I think that I can be a gold but when I do my best, I often end up a silver but I feel like a bronze. When I look at the world, it seems to me that people often are born a certain way. They are raised that way, they live that way, then they die the same way. Then it passes on to their children and the cycle continues. Of course, there are exceptions of people "moving up" or "falling down" but I think that natural order pretty much determines who we are.

Sorry for the long winded topic but I just want to know if people agree or disagree with me. I want to know if there are people who have "moved up" or "moved down" in the world. Do you believe that people can break the natural order to become more or less than they really are?

I hope I'm making sense...


DONT say ms. c.... write down her name... soo that we can all wish her a bad day

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actually i kinda like the way your teacher teach. it might be harsh bt tat's life, it's never easy and plus you can only go to middle school and high school once! i mean there're a lot of ways in life, bt with a degree, you will get more chances.

to me i think there're things that r just born in you. Some r better in math, some in science and some in sports. yes you can work hard, but there'll always be a limit.
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i've heard a lot of inspirational talks about this. when i was still in college, before we graduated, our faculty sponsored several seminars. they invited guests to share their experiences about the "real world"... and it became quite a shock for me how these successful people (the speakers) became who they are now. most of them admitted to being hated by their college professors when they were still studying. maybe they got lucky or they really worked hard.
on the contrary, i know of some people who were achievers in elementary and highschool but barely finished college and became bums.

so i think it doesn't matter if you're 3 rows behind the "star row"... people can always change for the better as long as they want to.
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I'll answer to you with the following:


The Answer Lies Within by Dream Theater




People can change. It's all about will power & your resolve.
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that a woman and a man only need to stay together to have babies ..
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I don't believe the basis of one's personality can ever change. They can cover it up and whatnot, but it's still there.

And of course people don't stay the same. They're going to grow up and as their life experiences add up, change will definately happen.
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I was planning to read your whole post, but you mentioned Naruto in the first sentence so I lost interest.

So, based on the title alone > People change, maybe not a lot, ya know, not in big ways, but they do change. With each passing day, they experience new things, and shit happens, it's gonna effect them one way or another. Which is a good thing, it would be rather dull if everyone just stayed the same all the time and never changed.

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AHTL wrote:

I'll answer to you with the following:


The Answer Lies Within by Dream Theater




People can change. It's all about will power & your resolve.


Wahey. The power of Dream Theater.




Jawk


Posted 4/16/08

war4eternity wrote:

I'm a dumbass, I can't be arsed reading Naruto-related stuff.


Don't sell your self short, Ian. But TC, of course people change their mindset as they mature and grow older. Everyone is constantly exposed to new things that can change their ways of thinking and their view of the world as a whole. Some people retain a few of their past mannerisms and tendencies, some change into a completely different person. Anyway, I hope this helps.
Posted 4/16/08

jawk wrote:


AHTL wrote:

I'll answer to you with the following:


The Answer Lies Within by Dream Theater




People can change. It's all about will power & your resolve.


Wahey. The power of Dream Theater.




Jawk




Nice poem.
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