You are never the same person twice. Every single day you shed an old part of yourself that is no longer needed in an attempt to be better. You learn something new, you challenge your way of thinking, your priorities change. It is in our nature. Growth is mandatory in order to survive. Change is something to be accepted and not be scared of. Improvement should always be applauded when it’s good for you. The scary part is how it is viewed in the eyes of others. There will be times when you outgrow your surroundings. It may happen overnight or it may happen over a period of time. But it will happen. How you deal with it will greatly affect your progress.
You hold onto the memory of people longer than you hold onto them. Once they’ve outgrown the nostalgia you’ve put them in it’s difficult to let go of who they used to be. It’s easier to remember them as they were rather than to look forward to who they are becoming. Preventing someone’s growth is a selfish act. Refusing to grow apart is a decision made out of fear. If there is a way to grow separately but not apart let me know when you find out.
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