Fortune Cookie

I got a fortune cookie with my lunch today.  The fortune said:

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.

At first, I was a bit disappointed in this fortune.  I felt as though I had been cheated.  I mean, duh!  When you’re finished changing, of course you’re finished!  You just said you’re finished changing!

Then I thought about it a little more.  I realized that it had more depth then I had given it.  When you as a person are no longer changing, you ARE finished.  Finito. Done.  If you aren’t changing, then you aren’t growing or evolving as a person.  The only people who stop changing are dead people.  So in a sense, when you finish changing, you really are finished.