when you're in an unfamiliar place, you have all these fresh thoughts in your head, ideas, aspirations, and new hopes. Roads open up and there are more possibilities than ever. In short, the world seems like your oyster.
But when you get back, despite all the life altering experiences you've been through, no matter how much your mindset have actually changed, when you return to familiar surroundings and hang out with old friends, you regress back to your old self anyway?
It's just too easy to slip back into old habits and old perspectives. The comfort zone's siren song might just be too hard to resist. No wonder people ask, "can people really change?". Is change only possible when you uproot yourself to another place, establish different ties and literally start a new life?
Perhaps change is only possible in a new environment, where there are no elements to lure you back into your old ways. The contrary is possibly true, but that would surely require you to claw your way out of your rut, with rivulets of perspiration streaming down your pasty half-dead face.