When people say you've changed, smile and nod. Agree with them. Because it's true : you have. Everyday, we're all constantly changing, learning from our past mistakes and growing stronger as individuals. It's inevitable and, at the end of the day, it's almost for a better. I can guarantee you there isn't single person in this world that hasn't changed. You are not who you used to be, and that's ok. You've been hurt ; you've gone through numerous ups and downs that have made you who you are today. Over the years, so many things have happened - things that have changed your perspective, taught you lessons, and forced your spirit to grow. As time passes, nobody stays the same, but some people will still tell you that you've changed. Respond to them by realising that, of course, you've changed. That's what life is all about. You're still the same human being, just a little stronger now than you ever were before.