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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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

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

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    I dont really get it.

    He told me to give him space and that we should take a break but then he is still contacting me every sunday asking me how am i doing and that he loves me. Why? i mean why is he still contacting me?
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    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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    * I love a good quote * " She has walls

    because she's been hurt before. It's not unusual that those walls have built higher standards. She's not willing to make the same mistakes again. She realized that after so many sorry's, it was time to say goodbye. She saved herself from her situation and chose to love herself...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 23

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    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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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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    To THE ONE lovely WHO

    who I met one day of July, to THE ONE sweet amazing WHO who always put my hands on her everytime we sit next to each other, to THE ONE innocent WHO who I shared good laughs with on funny moments like the wrong car and the forgotten cellphone. THE ONE smart WHO who loves to watch...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Many times I made mistakes,

    couple of those actually. Some of them were committed with my conscious mind working, admittedly telling me it's not proper. Yes, I know the values, the elders taught me about those. I know the rules. I know courtesy. I know honesty. I know loyalty. I know politeness. Though I...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 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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    Confucius once said that only 2 types of people

    never change: the most stupid and the most intelligent. All our life depends on whether we are enough courageous for a change. A change is a breath of fresh air, it`s our hope and the most essential proof of our freedom and will. Nothing is more scary than being left behind...
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days 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 18-21 180 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    That's kinda hurt, I

    once fell too deep and i found it impossible to shut away the acute feeling of that emotional pain, I waited all day and night, only ended up with disappointment that i'm certainly not surprised. The last chance i was given, the last chance i have wasted, i can't believe i was...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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 was asked once what would I change in my life

    if I had such chance ? I thought hard about it and the only things that I found was avoiding hurting people and thanking to those who did something for me. Sometimes we hurt people without knowing it. Years later when I thought back I realized it but its late to do anything...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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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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    We can change our future,

    but two things have to occur first. We need to recognize what needs changed, and then put the change plan into action. I have many faults and this certainly does not make the top of my list, in fact I have a difficulty understanding why others see it as a fault. I have a very...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 12 Responses Jun 22

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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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    Few years back when this lady i prefer calling

    " kaye"( not her real name) was still working for us, I would always love mentioning her name on my diary. Not because i was fond of her but because i considered her my worst enemy during the time. Her moves were all written on my diary. I would write how she eats the food with...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Healthy/ good / energetic life= less stress,

    better moods, more fun, better well being. 1. BODY a. Fresh air/ better breathing- be around nature's greens, do ancient indian science (yoga) for restless body and mind, keep your body in hygiene. b. Nutrients/ vitamins/ water- healthy eating habits/ sunlight. c. Physical...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    Today, I and my officemate Rema are texting

    about our boss Sheena. Rema texted me how commanding Sheena was and giving her too personal orders already out of her job description. Rema hated it since she was suffering from Sheena's unlimited demands for many years now. Rema texted me this morning saying " I hate her. I...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Long ago, during my college years,

    one of my girl classmates approaches me on day asking me " why do you keep on looking at me? are you lesbian? Shocked, I answered her with one-word reply "NO". But yes, she was true. I was staring at her everytime she was on her seat listening to the professor and sometimes I...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    finally good news! after they kicked me out of

    my high school and told me that I couldn't finish my senior year anywhere, I appealed the school's decision and today the supervisor of schools of the district granted my appeal and said that my cognitive abilities are too great to be kicked out of high school (he basically said...
    editavner22 editavner22 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 7

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    The past is a place of REFERENCE,

    not a place of RESIDENCE.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 7 Responses May 8

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    This statement ever rings true.

    For years I'd carried the weight of the past with all it's regrets, pain, and consequences. Fairly recently I came to the realization that I couldn't change one thing in the past, but I could change myself. I could change the way I reacted to negative situation, simply by...
    prettywomanNautumn prettywomanNautumn 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 28 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    Every struggle is a change to overcome

    and make me a better person. I'm by far from being perfect, and still trying.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 10

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 20

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    At 23 i learned the advantage of the old

    and strong narra tree that stood there rain or shine. At 23, i learned to let go of the most beautiful butterfly i have ever seen from my hand since it struggles to be free. At 23 i learned to love each blooming red roses and its magical way of saying have a nice day. At 23 i...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    In spite of my circumstance.

    In spite of my broken marriage. In spite of my anxiety. In spite of my depression. In spite of all the obstacles in my way. I am going to try my Best to remain inspired in the midst of all this chaos. I will REJOICE and be GLAD in it! This is only preparing me for multiple...
    Poet1callyDr1ven Poet1callyDr1ven 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    The giants upon whose shoulders we

    now stand were not university graduates whose Mum and Dad sent them through. They didn't know from the age of 16 they wanted to be astronauts. They were patent attorneys (Albert Einstein) and secretaries (Anne Frank's host for 2 years Meip Gies). They were ordinary people like...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    So much has happened the last month

    so much stress and chaos..I'm trying to tackle each thing one at a time,but it has all been very emotionally draining I'm still in the mist of the chaos but some things seem like they can get better,it's just hard.My end goal is just harmony,not only with my own self but with...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    when I was in juvenile detention

    and in the system. I was told that I didn't care, I didn't want to change, that I was not willing to do the work. they said I would go to prison and that was all there was for my future. my steps to change my past where never seen. I just didn't know how to stop the chain...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Because we cannot go back in time to fix .

    . so why waste time dwelling in the past. Rather we can start building what we want in future, by preparing our mind.Any one interested in joining me in this mission are most welcome, for I have started to make changes to the future.www.newfatherofnation.com
    NewFatherofSG NewFatherofSG 46-50, M 2 days ago

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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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    I miss FrankFrank please find me

    so we can talk again. I'm sorry I left....
    agypsieschild agypsieschild 31-35, F Jul 14

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    The problem isn't that I don't know

    who I am. I know myself all too well. I know what excites me. I know what I fancy. And it is nothing acceptable or reasonable in this life. The problem is WHY? Why do I do what I do? Why do I crave the things I crave? Why am I like this? Why does my brain do this to me? Why am...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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 28 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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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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    I know what I want to do In the future,

    but my past is hindering that. Looking back I don't even know why I would ever be Into stuff so disgusting and then hanging with a bad crowd. I just don't want to build on what I want to do only to have it tumble down when someone discovers what I used to do
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 11

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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 8 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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