Although I was emotionally stuck as a child, I made a conscious effort to make sure I wasn’t also set in my ways too.
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 get to make our choice. That when we see the decisions and 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, on some level we come to settle into those beliefs, without feeling we’ve closed our mind to openness or change. People around us also reinforce our beliefs, so it’s important we’re not around people who close our mind to life’s possibilities.
Ever since I was a child, even with my background, I have always remained open to possibilities, because I have consciously chosen to. I’ve seen it happen that when we’re set in our ways we change very little, never get to expand our thoughts and fail to open our mind to the possibilities on what other people say, or even may suggest for us.
I have chosen to look at my life differently regardless of what’s gone before. I chose to introduce new perceptions, a new way of seeing and understanding the world around me. In effect, I have chosen to live my life by continuing to make my choices. Age is immaterial.