Can the Leopard Change His Spots?

Can a person change his dispositional traits, or are they as immutably fixed as the spots on a leopard's back? At times they may seem unalterable because the beliefs connected with heredity and one's early environment and training seem to affect one's human personality deeply, shaping his outlook and disposition. Many might feel that the possibilities for change are poor indeed, that through years of habit the dye is set.

If this view of man were factual, his chances of survival would be pretty slim, because negative character and dispositional traits are often the hidden causes of disease and accident. They could be described in the words of the Bible as "the little foxes, that spoil the vines."  S. of Sol. 2:15;

"The seed within itself"
October 4, 1969

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