Dearest Reader,

Stubbornness. What does that mean to you? To most, it is the inability to give in or to change one’s mind about something. Well, I, Dewitt Valentino, am stubborn, but not in the way that you think. I am stubborn in that I refuse to stop learning and improving. I choose to choose, and if it is a mistake then I learn from it – and I think this is a brilliant kind of stubbornness.

To elaborate, each and every year I intrinsically look into my personality. I identify what has been of benefit, what has been of detriment and what needs improving. Based on this, I – sometimes – completely re-refine my personality. I break down what has caused me pain and transmogrify it into something that I believe will be more efficient and effective. People often tell me this way of change is an example of being driven. Well, yes, it is, but then again I am driven to improving my personality.

2017 is another year where I create another version of myself for the better. 2016 was… alright, but it can definitely be improved. What does your 2017 version of you look like? At the end of the day, it’s your choice to climb up in life or down.



2 thoughts on “Stubborn.

  1. yeah, it is good to improve, but personality is what make a person so special and so unique, so how far should you go to change yourself and not lose yourself at the same time? What do you change for? or Who do you change for? For God? to simply make yourself feel better? and What’s wrong with the original you? why can’t you keep it? Yes, I change all the time too, to fit into the environment to face the reality to make things work, but sometime I change so much that I even start to hate myself and feel so disgusting about everything I do.

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    1. This has always been a balance that I ask myself. When is too much? Here’s my interesting take on it, though. Is it possible that who “I” am is a person who constantly changes? So instead of seeing it as “losing” your originality, could it be that that changing is *my* originality. And I guess, to whom am I changing for? Well, I don’t think for anyone as my change is mainly an adaptation to the current environment. Of course, God is the focal point, but nonetheless, I feel like the changes happen so that I can be more effective in the environments I am in.

      Hmm, here’s perhaps where we differ. I don’t hate who I am, quite the opposite. I love who I *can* become, which is why I change. That last sentence of yours is perhaps the pessimistic view of change, but I feel like we both are essentially the same.


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