you can't teach an old dog new tricks

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It is impossible, or almost impossible, to change people's habits or traits or mindset.
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Submitted on September 25, 2011

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You Can't Teach an Old Dog New TricksMaking people change their habits or adjusting to new skills is impossible, It is very hard to make people change their ways
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