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I Believe In the Future Not the Past

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    You got to put your past behind you - Disney Lion King I guess you have to come to terms with it, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Moving forward is the hard part, but once you take the first step momentum is behind you. 
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    Future is great to know. Past I don't want to know anymore.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Amen!

    I've been through so much transformation, the past doesn't even feel real. I dropped any and all people who insisted on mirring themselves in their or my past. Sometimes, you just gotta start afresh. We only move one way --- FORWARD!
    misdelivery misdelivery 26-30, F Dec 25, 2010

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    You can only live in the future because as soon as something happens it becomes the past and then you are in the future
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    *smiles*... The only way to move forward in this life is to let go of the things and sometimes people that are stopping you and weighing you down, preventing you from making those...
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