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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    There's a difference between giving up

    and knowing you have had enough.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    One day I'm gonna look back on all these years

    of struggling and I'm gonna say to myself " I made it." This is what keeps me going.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Love yourself first!

    BEFORE anyone else
    H2Toe H2Toe 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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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    It's all my fault you are acting like this now.

    You don't need to be him, you don't need to look like him, you don't need to copy him nor be one of the guys like him. Baby, you're one of a kind, I have told you back then. But each time and day you change, I don't see the person that I loved and still love so much deep inside...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 13

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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.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Are you The person you loved Did she dream of

    sand In her hair as she weds Was it proof of faith? Are you The one you used to be Holding to cages tightly Caring, and fighting Was he just a bone? As you pool in nightmares Knowing love left your air How far in time, if ever Will you learn to trust Was he a muscle...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    theyayo theyayo 18-21, M Mar 30

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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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    It's the Passover. Energies are exchanged,

    in Kabbalist exercises at this festival. The alignments, the course to follow without ego.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    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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    I am a caregiver and have lost most of my

    friends because I have a 24/7 job. Looking for female friends over 40, who know the challenges and rewards of living.
    hds88 hds88 56-60, M Apr 13

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    If I could go back and give myself one piece of

    advise it would have been. "don't run away. There's so much on the horizon" ...oh well. I'm right where I need to be for a reason. And who's to say the countless scenarios I play in my head would come to fruition
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F Apr 11

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    i love indian movies ,

    english movies ,pushto songs and want traveling to all over the world
    zaryab00 zaryab00 26-30, M Apr 14

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    working extremely hard on myself

    so i can become a better person. Change is something that everyone will experience and while i cannot change the past mistakes I've made i am going to work hard to avoid mistakes in the future. I am striving to become someone people want to be around. someone people want to have...
    crazybladebabe crazybladebabe 18-21, F Mar 31

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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 6 Responses Mar 20

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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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    We cannot change the past,

    but what I have learned about myself, is accepting myself today, forgiving myself and letting go of things that are no longer valid helps me change my memory of my past. Something I held onto that may cause pain today, as if I'm reliving it, can be forgotten because I processed...
    Artbeats Artbeats 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 8 Responses Mar 23

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    my dreams never make sense in most of them I

    find myself smoking I wake up and crave it they always have the people I love in them but its like I'm watching everything in my dream happen like this is how my life will become every dream is like its continuing from the last one I'm just waiting for it to all make sense i...
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F Apr 3

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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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    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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

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    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I had a best friend that hurt me

    so much. I was emotionally hurt, I was emotionally affected. I never thought getting into high school was like a life risk. I felt like a failed one task, a task was to prove myself that I was strong. But remembering every little single moment of my freshmen year was like hell...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    All I can do is accept my past,

    I'm now focused on making my future
    alexentre alexentre 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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

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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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    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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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 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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    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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    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 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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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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    My wife left about 9 months ago,

    I tried everything to convince her not to do this to us. We have to boys 5 & 8. So she has been doing whatever she wants. I have heard her tell me everything you could imagine when a woman is against a man she don't want to be with. It has been a long hard ride. I just started...
    manoeste manoeste 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    My life story by me and fou y'all.

    I grew up a sad crying baby,i was clumsy all the time. I drove a barney car into a glass case then got bit by a big dog. I was bullied at school but still had alot of friends,i was always afraid of the weather. My stories were all lies what i told, and then i moved schools in...
    mgosset2 mgosset2 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I seem to be planning everything ahead.

    I've planned college. I've planned university. I think I should do a bucket list because there is so many things I want to do!!!!! Ahhhhh can't wait. + I want a total makeover. Different clothes, hair, make up, possibly piercings and stuff. So many things I want to do...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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

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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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