Yes, I like the way you put it. It's crazy to think that we're all so pliable though. Our parents, our peers, and history all teach us that we have an identity, a certain "best" that we are striving for, but when I look at myself I see that even within the past year I am a totally different person. The way I think, the way I act, the way I react... it's all different from another version of myself from the past. Yet I'm still the same person!
I understand what you mean. However, instead of seeing it as a scary thought, try to think of it as evolving. You get a better perspective over life with experience, and hopefully a better understanding of who you are, what you want to do with your life and also a holistic view on life and society itself. That is, if you let yourself to. You seem like a fairly intelligent person though, so I'm kind of taking it for granted that you will let yourself evolve with time.
As said, I'm pretty young myself, barely over 30 (I'll be 32 in december) - and the only really persistent thing about me is that I let myself adapt to the world and follow changes fairly easily. I think, those who don't, and expect the world to adapt to them, are the ones that will suffer the most.
Also, it brings a good perspective to have your views challenged every once in a while. I tend to listen to people I don't agree with to try to see things from their perspective and get a grip on why our views aren't the same. In a way, this helps me getting a better view on the world - a more "complete" view, so to say.
At the end of the day though, these changes will probably be reoccuring for the rest of your life, so don't put too much thought into it. Just follow along and enjoy the ride. For me, that's what matters the most.
Edited by Coq de Combat - 9/24/12 at 1:49am