Although I was mentally stuck as a child, I made a conscious effort to make sure I wasn’t also set in my ways.
I’ve heard it said that the older we are the more likely we are to be and remain set in our ways, but I believe we get to call the shots. We can choose. When we see the choices we make having already laid the foundations for something that we’ve built on, we’re less likely to stay set in our ways.
We tend to measure our beliefs against our circumstances, then when we’ve weighed up the alternatives, we come to settle into those beliefs, without feeling we’ve closed our mind to openness or change. People around us reinforce our beliefs, so it’s important we’re not around people who close our mind.
Ever since I was a child, my mind was always open. I have seen what happens when we’re set in our ways, we change very little, we never get to expand our thoughts and as a consequence fail to look for the possibilities.
I have chosen to do things differently. I chose a new way of seeing and understanding the world. In effect, I have chosen to carve out my own life. I believe age is immaterial, we’ve just got to want to make a choice to change.