When was the last time you changed your mind about something?

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I have generalised anxiety disorder, and during my college years, I resented myself for it. I constantly compared myself to others and wondered why I couldn't be "normal" or carefree like them. This resentment affected my social and academic life, but I didn't take any steps to change. I kept criticizing myself, hoping that I would eventually stop feeling miserable.

However, after graduating and returning home, I experienced a profound identity crisis in April of this year. Initially, I panicked, but after intense introspection, I realized that I was the one holding myself back. I came to this realization through reading self-help books, watching YouTube videos, and listening to podcasts. I understood that I needed to nurture, support, and reward myself for even the smallest accomplishments. Since then, I've taken action to improve my well-being. I journal frequently, practice meditation, attend therapy sessions, prioritize my physical health by going to the gym, and maintain a healthy diet. I can confidently say that I'm in a better place now, having learned to be kinder to myself and actively engage in self-care.
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I changed my mind just a couple of hours ago! I was deadset against using a social app that I had used for a very short time a few years ago. I didn't have the best experience on the app, and I didn't think I would ever use it again. However, I realized today that the conditions I was under at the time that I experienced that app, no longer exist. What I'm looking for in a social connection is different, so therefore my experience should change this time around. I'm not signing up today, but will be doing so this week.
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Last summer I changed my college major from Crime Scene Technology to Nonprofit Management. After volunteering for about 2 years at an environmental nonprofit, I felt I fit better in that career. I carefully thought about what skills would make me a good Executive Director and found them within myself. I also had an amazing mentor who motivated me and planted the seed of nonprofit work in my head. After a year of working as the Marketing Director at one of the biggest nonprofits in the Orlando area, I can say it was the right choice for myself and my career.
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Are you asking about everyday decisions or major life changing opinions? I change my mind all the time. I change my mind on whether or not to go to work or to read a book or even to take a nap. However, my major mind change is that i've always been conservative from birth. I like to hold myself and by extension other people to very high morals and i've learned recently to be open minded about different orientations.
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Congratulations on making this big decision and on the birth of your son, I think you are definitely doing the best thing for him by being present during his formative years.
Joannasbookshelf wrote: January 25th, 2023, 1:01 pm I recently changed my mind about going back to work after my son was born. I always saw myself as a school teacher and while I do enjoy it, I eventually want to be able to be home with my son. It’s a freeing feeling making that decision!
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This is so brave to talk about. I love when people shift their perspectives and are honest about their views. It shows growth and understanding of the many different types of people around us. That's a huge thing to change your mind on, congrats on that perspective shift!
Selena R Romero wrote: July 15th, 2023, 2:54 pm Are you asking about everyday decisions or major life changing opinions? I change my mind all the time. I change my mind on whether or not to go to work or to read a book or even to take a nap. However, my major mind change is that i've always been conservative from birth. I like to hold myself and by extension other people to very high morals and i've learned recently to be open minded about different orientations.
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I recently discovered that what I thought was a good friend had been lying to me in a pathological way. We were close and spoke almost daily. My feelings toward her changed from positive to quite negative. I know I can never trust her again and so I lost a good friend - or so I thought. What I lost was my belief and assumption that she would not lie to me. This was a major change of mind. I still can't completely comprehend what she was thinking when she lied to me. But that's not for me to determine. I have to let her go and grieve at the same time.
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My opinions frequently alter. I am constantly making rash judgments or following advice that I later come to regret.
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Eckhart Aurelius Hughes wrote: December 6th, 2022, 5:16 pm This is a discussion forum topic for the November 2022 Philosophy Book of the Month, In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All

In It Together is a book that celebrates and encourages diversity, freedom, and open-mindedness.

In that vein, I have three questions for you:

1. When was the last time you changed your mind about something very significant or noteworthy?

2. What was it?

3. What caused you to change your mind?


These are not rhetorical questions. I am genuinely curious to know your answers.




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I consciously changed my mind about helping someone.
The change in thought was because the help was offered in hopes to see some improvement in future.
In the absence of any change in attitude or responsible behavior, I had to stop.

In due course, I have seen them stand up for themselves and take responsibility of self and their actions. We are also on good terms now. So, I am happy for them and the decision taken.
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Nancy004 wrote: July 4th, 2023, 9:53 pm I have generalised anxiety disorder, and during my college years, I resented myself for it. I constantly compared myself to others and wondered why I couldn't be "normal" or carefree like them. This resentment affected my social and academic life, but I didn't take any steps to change. I kept criticizing myself, hoping that I would eventually stop feeling miserable.
The fact that you can share this freely now makes me feel happy for you. More power to you on your journey. Wish you loads of success and satisfaction in whatever you pursue.
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One of the last times that I changed my mind about something significant was when I decided not to apply to become a religious sister. I had met with a particular group of religious sisters several times and really enjoyed spending time with them. After a weekend visit filled with peaceful moments I decided to ask for an application to join, but then I lost a lot of the peace I previously felt in the months leading up to the entrance date and decided to postpone submitting my application to complete a 2-year Master’s program. Within a week of deciding to postpone becoming a religious sister in order to work on a master’s degree my husband asked me on our first date and now we’ve been together for 5 years.
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Last year I had been told and pushed to enroll for a course that wasn't in my mind but other people's... I had to think for what I wanted with my life and in future and decided to turn it down and follow my instincts
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Just today when i decided to go for the book In it Together rather than Man Mission ... At first i real wanted to reade Man Mission but when i came across an article talking about In It Together... I had to change my mind immediately
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Julie Basil wrote: August 14th, 2023, 11:18 pm One of the last times that I changed my mind about something significant was when I decided not to apply to become a religious sister. I had met with a particular group of religious sisters several times and really enjoyed spending time with them. After a weekend visit filled with peaceful moments I decided to ask for an application to join, but then I lost a lot of the peace I previously felt in the months leading up to the entrance date and decided to postpone submitting my application to complete a 2-year Master’s program. Within a week of deciding to postpone becoming a religious sister in order to work on a master’s degree my husband asked me on our first date and now we’ve been together for 5 years.
That was a major change of mind, Julie. Hope you are at peace now. Also, being married and engaged in other activities does not stop us from following a spiritual/ religious path. One can still find ways to be close to Him by being kind, honest, and leading life with empathy for His creations around us. Hope and pray that you find you path.
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I changed my mind about something today. I have been considering venturing into another line of recent because I felt I needed to do more, but it just strucked me now that I am doing well I just need to perfect the one I am doing presently.
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