I don't care what anyone says, evolution is totally possible.
For people who have been following my blogging for a while, you might remember my post about crazy blog people I discovered on the internet. If not, check it out here and here. In one of my not so finer moments of adulthood, I pretty much slammed someone whom I had never met before and said things that I would never dream of saying in real life. It didn't matter what this person said, she was wrong...end of story.
Jump ahead a few weeks as Rick and I discussed politics. I would ask Rick his opinions on something and then begin to ridicule and tell him how wrong he was on every point he made. Now fast forward a few more weeks and I had a similar experience. I was asked my opinion on something and no matter what I said, I was told I was wrong, no ifs, ands or buts. I was livid....and then the light bulb went off.
I'm a jerk. I was having done to me what I had been doing to others for the past few months, lifetimes probably, and I hated it. I am happy to admit though that times are changing and I am evolving. The "someone" who I slammed a few months ago is actually a pretty nice person I've discovered. We track each other's blogs and actually leave nice comments instead of snide remarks. Rick won't talk politics with me any time soon but I think that's more because I'm politically challenged and not a good debate as opposed to something else. As for the latest drama, agreeing to disagree and saying no more is sometimes the best thing.
I'm evolving and getting better all the time. That doesn't mean that I'm getting more right all the time, but instead evolving into a better person, learning to understand and accept others for who they are and not for what I want them to be. I enjoy seeing where I've been, where I am now and what that means for me in the future. Believe me, I know I've still got a long way to go. I mean for crying out loud, apes are still evolving. Don't believe me? You haven't seen Rick's belly.