Some people fight it to an extent that is frightening. There is even a name for it.
The Dorian Gray Syndrome.
It isn’t too hard to spot those who have it.
Don’t be afraid to let nature take its course when it comes to your life and your stories. Sometimes the original version is the best. If you force it to be something it is not, you just might lose it forever.
And that, my friends, is the Word.