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What is the natural order of self improvement?

Asked by bumwithablackberry (932 points ) September 13th, 2009

Either starting from youth which would be more natural develpment, or starting from the proverbial gutter, are these the same?

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dpworkin's avatar

Any time during life, including advanced age. If the positive changes lead to a better quality of life for any period of time, you have accomplished something worthwhile. (I could have a prejudice: I’m older than 60, and working hard on self-improvement.)

drdoombot's avatar

It depends on the person.

When it was clear that I had serious anxiety issues, I grew deeply depressed. When it got very bad, I was willing to try anything to get better. Looking back now, some of the CBT techniques I learned were the type of things that I would have been skeptical about or considered corny or silly. However, being “down in the gutter,” so to speak, made me desperate enough to try things I would never have tried otherwise. I’m grateful that I did.

I just hope that next time I’ll have the foresight, awareness and willingness to raise myself up before I sink to the bottom.

gailcalled's avatar

#1) Don’t let anyone take pictures of your penis.

#2) It’s all uphill from there. (And bag the stupid tags. They’re old news.)

dpworkin's avatar

@gailcalled You left out the apple cider vinegar.

gailcalled's avatar

@pdworkin: Right you are.

#3) Soak your head or whatever in apple cider vinegar.

#4) Plant a tree, read a book, mow someone’s lawn, make a perfect, unlopsided chocolate cake. Think about Cak.

dpworkin's avatar

I just love @gailcalled, don’t you?

gailcalled's avatar

MIlo here; I do, too.

dpworkin's avatar

And you have, since 4/19/09! (I turned 60 0n 4/21/09)

noodle_poodle's avatar

perception of a fault….thinking of what can be done to improve matters….making small efforts towards improving matters….deciding its to much effort….adjusting perception to make improvements seem unnecessary

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