It takes a LOT to do, and sometimes we give so much JUST to do it… but it’s a necessity.
Can one REALLY grow from who they used to be? From doing what they used to do?
I think so, with one’s own timing. I believe that one would have to WANT to grow up, to change for the better, to change for progress.
So many of us went through the stage, once turning 18. You know that stage, that “I’m grown” stage. Only, yes LEGALLY we were of age, but we were NO WHERE near being “grown.” At that age is when so many mistakes are made, exploring is happening, we are still TRULY finding ourselves. Granted, people go through things, through experiences that force them to grow up but it is only in one aspect.
A kid with absent parents, teaching themselves how to cook, how to live, how to survive the best they know how. Yes, they have grown within themselves in survival, but what about mentally? What does this experience then do to the other area of the brain? How does such experience affect this person?
A single mom taking care of her child/children has been forced to do anything in her power to take care of, and make sure they have all they need. Some have even built that mentality of “us against the world,” or “I can do this by myself.” Same story goes..although she has grown somewhat by stepping up being able to care for her child/children, she in actuality, still has plenty of evolving and growing up to do.
It is our experiences that make us grow. Sometimes it takes something impactful to FORCE one to grow up. A turn of events, loss, and devastation… you realize what and who are important.