I do not believe that opinions are stagnant. I do not believe that people are stagnant. I do not believe that the world around us is stagnant. Everything is constantly shifting, there is always wind blowing, the water is never still, the boat is forever rocking. And we rock with it.
Too often we hold people to the words they said in their past. When they were different people. When they held opinions that may no longer belong to them. New information comes, new life experiences, new understandings. We need to let people grow. We need to let the world evolve. We need to understand that nothing is stagnant, and everything can change.
I am not the same as I was ten years ago. I am not the same as I was five years ago. I am not the same as I was last year. My high school friends and college friends know different mes. If today me and twenty-one year old me met today, they would likely never be friends.
My girlfriend of 2 and a half years is not dating the same man she was when we first met. Hopefully, though, she is dating a better man. Hopefully, the current has shoved me in the right direction. And if not, if I have gone off course, the wind is still blowing and the boat is still rocking and there is still a chance yet that I can become better.
All of this to say: you are not who you were, you will not forever be who you currently are, you will constantly change, forever; so make sure you are changing in the right way.
And If not, if you look back and see you have made a wrong turn: you can always change course.