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THE LEOPARD CANNOT CHANGE ITS SPOTS




By Vernalee

“The tiger cannot change its stripes” or “the leopard cannot change its spots” both mean that a person cannot change his or her essential nature or character, especially if it is bad.

One will stay true to one's nature, even if one pretends or claims otherwise.

So wake up and don't be surprised when you hear someone say that they have changed and their behavior remains the same. It's a battle against the flesh. It takes tremendous strength, incessant prayer, and a determined person to make a dent in their established behavior.

Call me naive. Certainly, I should know better! Maybe, it’s only human nature for me to believe that people will do what they say. Admittedly, I always find redeeming qualities in people. I tend to look for the good, not the bad. So what if they make mistakes; we all do. We can rebound! Dr. Maya Angelou said – “people should do better once they know better.” Well, I believed and I got duped once again; hoodwinked in fact! When people have questionable character, only they can change that; not you! I guess I will always be an eternal optimist, but realism sheds its light on the truth! True to the saying, man just like the leopard cannot change its spots!

Nothing changed but our expectations of them!

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