I think it's pretty safe to say that I've hit a bit of a rough spot. Suddenly, or maybe it's just because I've noticed, people are trying to force me to be something I'm not. They haven't attacked my personality yet, but I figure that's next. I might be able to change the superficial, mundane crap without much of a problem, but they won't have much luck changing who I am. I find it a bit comical, actually. Whatever will they do when they figure out they're just wasting their time?
Just imagine what it would be like putting a policeman in a clown outfit and a clown in a policeman's uniform. The two might look the part, but I doubt they'd actually be the part. Life isn't TV.
Maybe it was eons ago, but I remember as a teenager thinking that, "if only he/she did this, everything would be ok for them," and I'd set out to help them see that they had to change. You've got to love the naivete of teen-hood! I stopped trying to change my friends after thinking long and hard about how my attempts were brushed off, blown off, or just plain ignored. That was a valuable lesson. Even more valuable a lesson came with realizing I ignored their attempts to change me too.
Now, with half a century under my belt, I wonder how come some people never learned that lesson and still walk around trying to change others into what they expect.