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People Don't Change, Even After Heart Surgery

An article from the magazine Fast Company began with the following paragraph:

Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act? If you didn't, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change really mattered? ...

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jay caron

August 14, 2013  1:20pm

I agree with the previous reviewer's math adjustment, but in the end, the entire article does a great job of offering a reality check for all who need one, pastors and parishioners alike.

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Matthew McNelly

May 30, 2013  4:37pm

The actual article does not state that the odds of not changing are 9-1 (that would mean 8 out of 9 do change). Actually, 8 out of 9 people will not change their unhealthy lifestyle even after undergoing bypass surgery.

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