Don’t Like Any More?

Ever notice that as we grow, our preferences keep changing based on our experiences, exposures, nature, feelings and so on. Why I even thought this, is because of the number of times I say, “I don’t like this any more” and someone thinks, I thought this used to be your best.

With time you get exposed and you start discovering new things and somehow you start adapting to the stuff around you, more like the worlds way of nurturing you. While at the same time you’re growing, becoming more energetic *go getter* and amidst this connection you are transformed into something amazing and that’s the person you are today and the person you will be tomorrow. This process never stops, it’s a cycle! Much like an insect emerging from a cocoon after its metamorphosis into a mature adult.

"When you are through changing, you are through ~ Bruce Barton"

I’m the kind of person who can like something so much and then at some point it just fades off. I can bet I’m not alone on this or so I hope. Ever looked at your pics when you were younger and you think, I need to hide this pics because if my friends get a hold of them they will totally have a reason to laugh their a**es off or better yet, have you ever seen a letter or note or comment you had written when you were younger and you feel so dumb, or be remember the guy you first dated and you’re like what the hell were you thinking.

Things like fashion sense, taste in music, the people you hang out with, relationships you have, conversions you take part in, the principles you hold, the food you eat, views and opinions on certain things. If you were at a certain point asked if you’ll get over something, you would probably deny it vehemently because at that particular time you are at your best with it and you probably love it. Then later on, after all coming along all these external and internal factors you slowly transition in order to keep up with them. This can happen subconsciously or consciously.

Whichever way it happens, I tend to think that the people around you should also be able to adopt your changes, where as they see you transform, they should mold themselves around the person you’re becoming. They should try to understand you, encourage you if its positive change and if its negative change they guide and help you know what’s up and what’s wrong with what you’re becoming.

And that’s probably the reason why many are the times in life we find ourselves slowly drifting apart from the people we used to be close to because they can’t accommodate us but the ones who do, stick for a lifetime.


“Growth is the only evidence of life”  ~ John Henry Newman

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

  • great read
    such is life. seasons come and go great to have people who can grow with you through them.
    now me from 10 years ago would have problems recognizing me of today.

    • haha yeah 10years is long … some people might even pass you in the streets, bet that’s happened a couple of times. But I think change is fun as much as it affects certain aspects of your life, but that’s the thrill in it…yah?

  • i have to agree, most people dont know how to adapt to who we are becoming and thats why they end up being phased out of our lives, its evolution n its basic form

    • Yeah Evans. Well put in not so many words 🙂 . WordPress should put the option for like on the comments.

  • Dan

    This sounds so like a post coming from one who has just broken a bond with an old friend for lack of common interests…Its quite hard to keep up with your own change, let alone accommodate the changes happening in others around us. For this reason, we should really appreciate those friends who are able to accommodate us through our personality and preferences changes. *clap* *clap*

    • Yeah, that’s probably what fueled the thought … hehe. Yani you’ve chambuad it kabisa, but at least you understand where I was coming from and where I was going with it 🙂
      Thanks for being that avid reader.

  • Robert Mwangi

    I identify with this a lot, plus I love the quote at the end. I feel so much better with change and makes it much easier to embrace it. Cheers kawi.