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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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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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    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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    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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    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    i have sell my kidney

    for money 70,00,000/- so i have sold my kidney my blood group o+ pls call me 9560889990
    ajit20 ajit20 26-30, M 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    No Regrets. The key to happiness is to always

    be looking forward while moving forward. It is important to pause and look back once in a while to learn from our mistakes or errors in judgement. We should also look back on the good to appreciate all that happened to make us who we are. By reflecting on the past, we can...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 20

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    Omg today is one of those nights i just have a

    lot of memories on my mind pls god help me, i don't want to cry 2night i was no feeling any pain until 2night :'( :'(
    fresa87 fresa87 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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 104 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    For quite some time now I have been struggling

    with an over riding sense of unhappiness with the state of things in my life, starting with the long term issues in my marriage.  I’ve been internally shying away from seeing this as a male mid-life crisis, due to the fact I’m not doing any of the stereotypical...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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

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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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    A while ago I asked a question on here: “Is

    it even worth trying to quit an addiction if said addiction is one of the few sources of joy in your life?” Well, I am now addiction-free. There is not a single thing I do that I can even remotely qualify as 'unhealthy'. As a side-effect, an expected one, my life is now...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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

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    Its common sense. Even if/when time travel

    existed, you either wouldnt be able to change the past at all or you wouldnt be able to without the present being altered as well.
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M Mar 10

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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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    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Never go into a relationship

    that you can't handle with the strongest storm and tightest schedule... "Remember boys are not toys" "Love is not a game" If you can't stand with men's moodiness and men's questions, don't love one. Never blame a boy for loving you and caring you too much...!!!
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 12

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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.
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16, 2014

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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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    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I know everything happens

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

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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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    bhardwaj21 bhardwaj21 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    Out of my head out of my brain.

    I don't want your negative thoughts to poison me. You were just a pawn in this game of life. You failed to maneuver through the board. You didn't want to fight the knights that guarded victory.so you clinged on to another full of deceit. And you brought me along, when I wanted a...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 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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    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 4 Responses Mar 20

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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...
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    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