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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    I don't think I can change my future cuz of my

    depression. No matter how hard I try to let go of my depression and my past it still keeps me in the dark. Everyday I'm fighting it. EVERY day man. I'm focussing on the now. It's all I could cope with. I've imagined my future but it didn't come true. I think I'd grow old on my...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Something just struck a tone with me i just had

    spoken to a girl on here that experienced the same traumatic breakup I have experienced years ago and I've learned that I was a very lonely insecure girl who needed help with her future but didn't get it no one had taken interest in me and that is why I let this creep take over...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Mar 1

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    How can you change something

    that isn't defined yet, such as future? Every action, even thought can change your whole life. As long as you make decisions, your future is as blank as it could ever be. I would rather name this topic 'I cant change the past, but I'm stil in control of my future.
    arenxus arenxus 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 27

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    sometimes we tend to take

    for granted those people around us for the reason that they won't leave us , only to found out that when they are gone.... we realize that it's not easy to live without them...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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, 2014

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    Im a recovered bulimic.

    I'm ashamed about what I've done to my body. I'm proud about what I've overcome though
    bradley1234567890 bradley1234567890 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 27

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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 29 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I have no such regrets of my past.

    They made me who I am today, but I do regret some of the decisions I made in my past. Missed opportunities. Could have had the love of my life today if only I had not behaved like a ****. Could have focused on a lot of things, but it's okay. I believe it was meant to happen...
    Dictatorse Dictatorse 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 10

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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 96 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    It's funny how one person can change your

    thoughts...Every experience of my life is somehow new again... I find pleasure in every task, no matter how routine it is, there is a feeling inside I can't explain, I remind myself of the important things, I'm changing into the person I want to be and want to share with another...
    Lydia66 Lydia66 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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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 18-21 185 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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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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    Love yourself first!

    BEFORE anyone else
    H2Toe H2Toe 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Every time i think about you,

    i have to remind myself that if you wanted to talk to me you would.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    im loving a person who cant love me back </3

    its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hurt ),:
    crazytwentytwo crazytwentytwo 16-17, F Mar 5

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    Stop Seeking For Love From Others

    I've recently taken off my online dating profile, to prevent myself from further disappointments. One incident in particular, I went on 5 dates with a guy I met online and thought it was a beginning of something special or it could just be wishful thinking on my part. He may...
    WCindy WCindy 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    Im a girl Loving a man

    who cant Love me back ),: im a chiLdish super friendLy cute Lovely girL uggh im sweet im asking if whats wrong with ME ? why he cant LOVE me Like do why he cant care for me Like i aLways do for him ? ),:
    crazytwentytwo crazytwentytwo 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    There are some people

    that we have to keep distance, it's not because you hate them or you don't like them. It's because we know it's the best thing to do.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Last July I started to break up with this guy,

    and in his twisted mind he thought raping me would bring me back. I got through it and months later I thought I could completely block him from my life and move on. By fall I thought I could start dating again, and did. Sweetest guy in the world, and besides a few small quirks...
    Anon787 Anon787 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 2

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    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 23

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    bhardwaj21 bhardwaj21 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Some may succeed because they are destined to,

    but most succeed because they are determined to!
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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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    You have to die a few times

    before you can really live. -Charles Bukowski
    Solovey Solovey 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 19 Responses May 22, 2014

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    Betrayed

    I believe that each one of us has their own troubles and I too had my fair share of it as well. I had been betrayed by the person whom I had loved and treasured the most in my life. He spun a lie and distributed my photos without my permission and without even knowing it , I...
    Debbiechan Debbiechan 22-25, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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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 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    There is something not quite right about me.

    I'm sure lots of people say this and you just think 'Yeah well nobody's perfect..' But I actually think there is something quite wrong with me in terms of my head. It's a strange way to start an experience like this but I guess that's just my style of writing. I can't really...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 5 Responses a week ago

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    "It occurred to me that there was no difference

    between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well." - Nick Carraway
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M Mar 5

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    A Message To Mulkie....

    I used to carry a lot of baggage, I still do. I used to consider I had a "dark heart", and sometimes, I still do. I consider myself a "realist" who sees things for what they are. But my baggage is now overflowing, and now I realize that I have to lay it down. I have to learn...
    mulkie mulkie 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    Strange But True!

    The past is all the water that's floated under the bridge. The bridge is the here and now present. As you stand upon, and, gaze from the bridge you look into your future. The only way to change your future for the best is to begin creating a brighter much better one. Learn from...
    01Joe9 01Joe9 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    I understand that I messed up in my life

    and I can't go back and that kills me honestly and their are lots of things I wish I could change but I try to look on the bright side but I feel like their is only darkness now the only light in my life is that I have friends her as a friend I think she can always help me and I...
    shyguy747 shyguy747 13-15, M Mar 11

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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 12 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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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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    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I know everything happens

    for a reason but sometimes i wish i knew what that reason was...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    We've all done what we've done

    and had happen to us what has happened to us. None of us can do a thing about what was. We only have power over what is. We choose how we treat people, how we look at the world, and how we react to what is happening to us in the present. This will determine what our futures...
    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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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 have loved in life

    and I have been loved. I have drunk the bowl of poison from the hands of love as nectar, and have been raised above life's joy and sorrow. My heart, aflame in love, set afire every heart that came in touch with it. My heart has been rent and joined again; My heart has been...
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