Statesboro, GA, USA
Stephan? I asked the same thing of my therapist.
The only difference is that you're wanting your therapist to help change you, evidence being that you've paid him (or her) with lifeblood.
And if there's anything I can add to this discussion, its along those lines. I don't think there's anything wrong with desiring others to change for the better, or even making appeals. But the best way to see others change, is to be more concerned with changing oneself. It's the plank in the eye. It's not an "either/or", but a question of order. For me it amounts to wrestling with God about my own condition of heart. If I quit doing that, I have nothing to say or offer to others.
When it comes to change in general, such as hobbies and interests, I don't see that there's much to say. We shouldn't want others to change those things which make this world such a wonderful and diverse place to live. Regina made a good point about the importance of remaining true to yourself, and avoiding constant flux. But on the flip side, aren't people who are most secure in themselves, usually open to new things ... firm like pottery, but open like a bowl?