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.
soda-with-cyanideFeatured By OwnerNov 28, 2012Student 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...
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.
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.
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 Some may argue that not every change is for the better.
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
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 )
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 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)
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
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.
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.
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.
YTcyberpunkFeatured By OwnerNov 27, 2012Hobbyist 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).