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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    I can't change the choices I've already made,

    and I can't go back in time. However, I can change the choices I make from now onward, and reflect on the actions I have made to learn from my mistakes, in order to change what the future will be like. I could change the course I'm already taking, based on the actions I choose...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    I wish I could allow

    that to sink into my head and stop worrying about the past and focus on my future. To be really honest, my past was so messed up, that I wish to go back and fix it. I know that I can change my future but it is hard because of what the past has done to me. Back then I needed...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Dec 9

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    Due to some emergency i wish give up one of my

    kidney..I am 30 years old..Pls call 9500590037.
    baski786 baski786 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 12

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    21 Days Sober - Don't miss Alcohol a bit!

    ! FREEDOM!! Change your mind, Change your life!
    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 7 Responses May 28

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    Bekah1975 Bekah1975 36-40 2 Responses Nov 19

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    It's True.

    This is a concept that most people forget on a daily basis. You can't change the past--a minute ago, included, is the past. So what if you can't change it? That just means you have to push forward and make the future better. I need to remember this, myself. I may not be able to...
    Shebby88 Shebby88 18-21, F 20 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Whenever I think about you,

    I think about our plans. The central park date. The starbucks lunch. The movie-and-game room. The morning sex. The breakfast in bed. The kiss when I get mad. The fight over couch. The unlimited sushi. The apartment in LA. I can't change the past. The day when we talked and I...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Whats done is done. All I can do is own up to

    my mistakes, learn from my failures, improve from my flaws and shape my character up for the woman I am gonna be tomorrow. One day I am gonna meet someone who will be everything to me and I to her. But for now, I thank my lucky stars for you Chrissie.
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    Why would I want to change the past it made me

    whom I am today. I also hope I am smart enough to have learned from my mistakes and not repeat them in the future. I am always evolving and learning and my past experiences is how I do it. Examples: Setting standards in a relationship is a good thing! Amazing what losers you...
    daddysgirl6 daddysgirl6 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    My parents are drug addicts.

    I spent my life watching meth destroy peoples lives. And mine. But I strive to be like my sister. She's currently in college with two jobs and still finds time to help my brother and I. I can't wait until I'm out if here and choosing my own path.
    Bearcookie Bearcookie 16-17, F 19 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    when I was a boy of 14 ,

    my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around..... But when I got to be 21 , I was astonished by how much he'd learn in 7 years......!
    dumanfree dumanfree 31-35, M Nov 18

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    My Futures So Bright I Have to Wear Shades

    I can’t change what happened yesterday.  Heck I can’t even change what happened a moment ago but if I learned from it and I became a better person that is all that matters.  I have this personal philosophy that every person we meet is in our lives for a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 38 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Living By My Own Rules Now...

    My entire life I have done whatever I can to make everyone around me happy. I have been taken advantage of, abused, raped, and left for broken. I have given up my dreams to support those around me and help them achieve theirs. I don't think there was a time in my past, where I...
    brokenangel913 brokenangel913 41-45, F 97 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    Looking Forward

    I can't change my past. I've done what I've done and that's it. Everything I have chosen to do in my past has made me the amazing person I am now. Yes, I am amazing. I am strong, I am funny, I am smart. There was a time I didn't realize that but thanks to my past now I do. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    Love Yourself

    You have to love yourself enough to let go of bad situations or people/things that are keeping you away from your true potential and to succeed.. Life is to short to be unhappy. We are hear to grow ad love and live not just struggle.
    prettygirl1982 prettygirl1982 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    I'm afraid of being hurt by someone I care about

    so I block everyone out. I want to change so badly, I don't know how to though. I've tried so hard but I still push people away.
    meganleslie meganleslie 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 20 Responses May 22

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    I believe : 1. that happiness is something you

    choose ahead of time but it doesn't necessarily mean things will be easy 2. That the hard/challenging times are there to show you who you are now & to help you decide who you want to be 3. If you want something to change, you need to change
    wantingconnections wantingconnections 26-30 1 day ago

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    Sometimes we waste too much time to think about

    someone who doesn't think about us for a second.
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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    I am a widow at the age of 25.

    I lost my husband almost 2 months ago every day is a step closer to find serenity and knowing I cannot change the past and only move forward into the future. I truly miss my husband everyday. He will never be forgotten
    frankiejo frankiejo 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Don't feel sad over someone

    who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would never give up on them.
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Today thinking about

    where I am and where I've been makes me immeasurably sad. I won't say I regret it, because the light at the end of this tunnel is growing closer and closer. And I couldn't be here if I hadn't been there first. One thing I have learned from all of this is that I will never call...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    Some of you know of me some of you do not.

    . I will tell you a little about me,First of all Merry Christmas..mine is not the best but will get too that..when I was young I got mental abuse Daily as far back as I can Remember. physical some Ya my Dad punched me in the face several occasions and If I cried well then I was...
    livinkarma livinkarma 41-45, M 13 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I am ready to transform from the bitter unhappy

    disappointed tired person who almost never feels satisfied to someone who is filled with joy contentment and well being. I just have to figure out how.
    greyeye greyeye 51-55, F 9 Responses Aug 10

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1

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    Your Past Does Not Define Your Future Pt. 2

    I'm going to start this post with thanking everyone who read my last post "Your Past Does Not Define Your Future" If you have yet to read it I encourage you to do so know, this is the sequel. Either way, I hope you enjoy. I was going through a huge turning point in my life. I...
    HannahGraceS HannahGraceS 22-25, F 17 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways

    and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will forever be miserable and you'll only have the person you see in the mirror every morning to blame. You can't blame people or mistakes from your past...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I was physically and mentally abused by my bio

    mom until i was 15. I'm 17 now and I'm living my life with an attitude that will destroy the abuse cycle.
    BcopleyD BcopleyD 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    My past is well horrible

    but when i went into depression at the age of 14-16 ive felt like ive been trapped in some body i just wanted to let go this is when i attempted suicide just to be free... It hurts just thinking about it but i realised just moving on and improving my future i could be happy for...
    ILoveBilly ILoveBilly 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Going Forward With Lessons From Your Past

     I found EP after an extremely great personal devastation.  And I am so grateful for this platform and the friends I have found on it.  I have been fairly sheltered all my life.  Being on board EP has been a very eye opening experience.  I have learnt...
    Hannah777 Hannah777 36-40, F 29 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    I do not want to be defined by my past

    so I am very careful what information I share with others. Everyday I try to make a positive impact on others and remain optimistic, that is how I want to be viewed.
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    No I can't change the past

    but it's because of my past that I am the person I am today. Some days I say "I hate how I was raised" and other days I'm glad for it because I believe it has made me a better person. I had set backs throughout life but it's all about how you overcome them that really matters. I...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F Nov 29

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    If anybody want to see my pic,

    inbox me. I will send you. I am not looking good and don't have great personality. but I love people who trusts me.
    suresh9015 suresh9015 22-25, M Nov 29

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    We are changing our future by moving tomorrow,

    I hope! We are trying to stay clean from drugs.
    Joans2day Joans2day 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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    20 000 Words A Day An Most Of Them Defamatory.

    (For those of us who beat down on ourselves) We speak to ourselves all the time. Most days we direct around 20 000 words at ourselves. Of these,nearly all are negative. We keep feeding our mind with negative dialogue. How long would you expect to keep a friend, if you did the...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Words Of Wisdom

    I was watching "The Voice", one of the contestant had been stalled in his career by a depressive illness,he had a wonderful voice and all four coaches turned around,one of the coaches shared his own story about having suffered with depression and another came out with these...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    I'm trynna photo shop myself inside

    and out, instead of acting a certain way I wanna be a certain way. any pointers?
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I Have The Power

    We all have power in everyday decisions, whether we believe it or not. Its whether we let every decision that we make effect our future for better or for worse. I can't change any of the decisions that I made earlier to day or yesterday, all I have is now and the future. Its time...
    kjiggy03 kjiggy03 18-21 186 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    I lost focus but I want to be hopeful

    for my future. I don't want to regret the past" any longer
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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    The Tale Of The Monk And The Scorpion

    “Once in a monastery two monks walked about doing their morning duties. As they passed a small bowl, filled with rain, they saw a scorpion was drowning in the water. One monk reached in to save the creature. As soon as his fingers touched the panicking Scorpion, it stung him...
    NeoNeo NeoNeo 41-45, M 25 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    I Am A Survivor

    Sexual abuse, neglect, rejection, verbal bashing, discrimination, drug abuse, alcoholism....u name it ive probably been there and done that. My latest episode had to have been my strongest and most significant. I was 17 years old, leavin on the streets, selling drugs and...
    Wanascream813 Wanascream813 18-21, F 103 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16

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    Never take for granted every person close to

    your heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you have lost a DIAMOND because you were busy collecting stones.
    Dmiller001 Dmiller001 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 7

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    Discard most of my past post

    for now I have found the light..... I'm now a rastaman and proud of it, I love you all! Jah love and Jah bless you
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Listen I do really bad **** like really bad I

    can't change the past but I hope I can do good in the future I wanna go in the army and become an engineer and after that I wanna become a cop
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F Nov 28

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    When i was a kid I use to always think

    why I'm alone, why don't I have any brother or sister. No matter I was the lonely alone kid of my parents but I experience life almost & more then I had too, I had cousins but use to come after every two years because they use to stay far. I use to always ask my parents Why don...
    Lostmyselfinpain Lostmyselfinpain 26-30, M Nov 10

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    Fear

    You've been with me since I was young from the very first smile on his face. You wrapped yourself around my heart...and dug deep into my soul, where you still remain. As they came and went...your grip got tighter. With every lie told, and every sting of a hurtful touch....you...
    Wurkoutgurl Wurkoutgurl 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    "The past" is "the past"

    for a reason learn from it and move on into your future. Sometimes it's not always how you start the race but how you finish it
    germany100 germany100 16-17, F Nov 10

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    I Hope

    My immediate past has been hell and most of it I screwed up all by myself. Some days I'm obsessed with thoughts of my past mistakes and I can't focus on today. I'm having a hard time forgiving myself and some days I think that I may never forgive me. It all sounds so easy but it...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 27 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Trying to do some school work,

    while babysitting isn't very easy. lol!! #going cray cray#
    mizzdimples mizzdimples 26-30, F Nov 11

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    today is my last day in EP.

    so anyone can ask me anything.i will reply for all :)
    NeverGiveUp98 NeverGiveUp98 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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