We have a way of confusing our experiences with the truth, and that’s why we also speak about them as if they’re the truth. Sometimes in a very convincing way. And if you listen to someone else speak, it’s hard not to believe in what they say. Especially when you don’t make up your own mind about it.
Because of this there are many convictions out there that have the appearance of common knowledge, but are in fact unfounded. But since they have become common knowledge, many will believe them and fall into their trap.
“No one can ever really change”, is one of those secondary notions. But to change you have to believe you can, and an immobilizing doubt like this prevents many from truly believing. Which leaves them with failed attempts and us with more voices to fuel this false and crippling statement.
Lasting change is always possible. But it takes determination and faith. Don’t let that drive be taken away from you by what other people have to say about it.