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Past Mentalities

:iconkimihro:
Kimihro Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always wanted to see how deviants change, so...

Have you ever had any mentalities that you've outgrown? Any prejudices that have melted away? Outlooks on life turned around?

How has your mind changed through any period of time, and are you a better person because of it?
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TrentVermin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to be one of those fame and fortune obsessed teens, but now I merely want to be happy in life, if I'm happy, life is golden. :)
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I've been getting better at taking critiques lately. I still need a lot of work in this area though.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Honestly, as a kid, I didn't swear at all.. I was such a goodie goodie.. Like, if I was to say the word "Dick," I'd say, "Word after Moby.."
:P

Views on different topics have changed too.. I was more 'liberal' in the late 2000s and more 'conservative' in the early 2010s. Now I'm more moderate..

Music taste has changed drastically too..
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B-gata Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I used to think I was smarter than most people, since people treated me that way sometimes and I did well on a lot of school-related things. Then I realized it's pretty impossible to measure how smart someone is, and people can be intelligent in different ways.

Also I had a lot of dumb prejudice that I've gradually trimmed down or at least recognized as prejudice. And I've gotten better at being assertive, or something. Like, now I can ask questions, voice opinions, or just exist in a stranger's presence without thinking I'm inconveniencing everyone.
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
A few years ago I was quite a xenophobe and homophobe, I hated gay people, French and I though that all Germans should die; rock/metal was too brutal for my idiotic brain and I was basically a little bitch. God, I was full of shit back then. excuse me while I find a time-machine to smite my young self with a hurling bat...
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Sometimes I wanna smack my angsty emo 13 year old self :D
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I knooooow. Geez, why out teenage years have to be so retarded?
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:iconbadgercheese1994:
Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Cuz we're evolving from a gross cocoon to a beautiful butterfly :lol:
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Unfortunately I've missed the part where I become a beautiful butterfly.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, Moths are pretty too :noes:
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Too bad I'm uglier than the Moth Man.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Stop drinking soda with cyanide then ._.
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm not technically new, I've been here since I was 15, left about 5 years ago due to depression and family issues. But yes, I have grown up, I'm not angry any more, I've learn to deal with people and don't give a shit what people think. =P
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was a disturbed individual trying to find answers to the mysteries of the universe, now I don't care anymore and found inner peace :meditate:
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LeafAMML Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sorry Im pretty new here, are Deviants the work people post up?
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:icondivine--apathia:
divine--apathia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
deviants are people, deviations are artwork.
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:iconleafamml:
LeafAMML Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, we are. :dummy:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to be more emotional, I like to think I'm more rational now? Does that count? :O
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:iconkimihro:
Kimihro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does, to a degree. If you're less emotional due to your rationality, it means that you've matured in a way; caching away you distracting emotions to focus on a bigger reality than you and your feelings sounds like a step in the right direction.
People tend to look up to those who seem to have control over themselves.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm..

Perhaps I got me a bit of that. :paranoid:
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That comes with aging, once hormone levels get under control in your brain :nod:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds about right. :nod:

I wish I could stay that way, but.. eh, triggers. :shrug:
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PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to think I was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Then I realised the world was bigger than I was.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man I think half of my personality has flip-flopped in the past 6 years. Oddly enough the same time ago I joined deviantArt and started using the internet more, I think exposure and influence to that helped me mature more. Or it could be the fact that I was nearing the end of my teen years then, so I started shaking off the ugly shell of my former self slowly over the following years. But then again, there are plenty of people my own age who are still idiots and douchebags :dummy: Some may argue that not every change is for the better.

:bulletred: I used to de-value any artwork that wasn't technically brilliant even if it had an amazing and original concept. This could have been because art class made me hate learning about some art pieces (which I still must say looked very crappy and not my tastes) and I was like "it's not super-detailed, why is this worth so much again?". But I have grown to realize concept and originality matter just as much as technical mastery. Though an ideal artwork shows expertise in both :deviation:

:bulletyellow: I used to think jobs were for suckers and getting a casual non-art-related job or one that was on the same level as most of society has anyway was somehow "below me", and I avoided it for quite some time. But after enough time (and my parents hassling me) I learned to swallow my pride and just get one. In fact now I hate people who don't, like all those lazy welfare leeches out there (at least I never resorted that, so technically that doesn't make my a hypocrite ;p)

:bulletgreen: I used to think being all random and acting stupid was cool/funny. Now it just screams of retardation. Maybe that was the cause of all the name-calling in high school :slow: Needless to say, I actually take pride in the fact I'm not as stupid as most other people, I sorta like how people assume I'm older than I am (in regards to articulation of course, otherwise people think I'm a couple of years younger in looks)

:bulletblue: And speaking of looks, I finally gave up trying to follow trends to be "cool" and just embraced my own style. Why would I want to be like all the people I can't stand anyway :doh:
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nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I used to think that I'd be okay with a person, as long as they love me.

But I also learnt that it has to happen both ways. Feelings can grow, but it's not enough if there's no more chemistry between two people. It's just gonna be a waste of time. And yeah, time is precious.
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jarringx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
took me 3 years to quit sneering(mental emotion of hatred/prejudice in general)
and yes, it changed me a lot.
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I've changed.

As a child I was more socially inept and humorless. I didn't get anything except academics.

When I was a teenager I exaggerated my craziness and was a bit of a yaoi fangirl.

When I was a young adult I had severe depression and anxiety.
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RiseofGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I used to believe that being popular meant you had a complete life. Now, I think it's utter bullshit. Popularity is important to a certain degree, but all that attention could end up doing more harm than good.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I used to be afraid of growing up eg getting a job and a license and stuff. Also I used to think god existed
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0rg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Politically, I went from socialist to libertarian. Doesn't get more extreme than that.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not too bad, though, on the political scale. :nod:
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:icon0rg:
0rg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
A vast improvement.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're not too dissimilar in some ways.
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:icon0rg:
0rg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Like?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More towards one side of the spectrum than the other? :O
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tuftedpuffin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I used to think I was good at art. Now I know I'm not, partly because nothing I do has any emotional impact.

I also used to think people cared. Now I know better.
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Kimihro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't sound too down on yourself. If your art compels you emotionally, who's to say that no one else in this world holds a similar appreciation?

Art should be about putting yourself out there, performing deeds because you love to do them, not because it'll benefit you monetarily or materially.
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At least you met the perfect man :nod:

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Johnson-bunnells Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to think guidance counselors were okay people, now I try to avoid them as much as possible

I used to think moms cared and loved their children no matter what, I now know that not to be the case

And so many other things
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manic-cure Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I used to be a stubborn bitch but I think thats all bullshit cause im not.
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druid69 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
It sounds more like someone(s)said you were a stubborn bitch, and you never ever even conceived for one single solitary second that their opinion(s) was legitimate, but, I could have quite a few more ideas about the subject if provoked.
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manic-cure Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
:whisper: It was a joke.
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:icondruid69:
druid69 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
:flirty: And? ;)
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:iconkimihro:
Kimihro Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No aggression, but...
Was that a joke? It would be funny if it were, but...
yeah.
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manic-cure Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
tis a joke. :p
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:iconkimihro:
Kimihro Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Okay, then my laugh is justified. :)
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a preteen, when I first learned about homosexuality but didn't understand jack shit about it, I thought it was disturbing. Then I saw a snid-bit of "Will and Grace," and just seeing a normal character talking about being gay changed my feelings on it. Then later I learned that you don't choose to be gay, and that the kinds of people who were against homosexuality tended to be the same kind who were against my family's religion, my opinion changed radically.

As a teen I used to be almost entirely democrat in my politics. Now I'm more libertarian (though I'll still be voting democrat, until the republican party loses it's split personality).
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B-gata Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I swear I've heard more than one story about "Will and Grace" changing someone's view of homosexuality. It's a little scary how much influence things like TV can have on us.
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StripedPower Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
My mind has changed and evolved so, SO much, in these last years. :nod:
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