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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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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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    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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    There is no negativity in this world.

    There's always a fight between wisdom and foolishness
    IamPUSHPAK IamPUSHPAK 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 need some new friends

    because I am new in metoo
    waqqarsyed waqqarsyed 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    prashik1996 prashik1996 18-21, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    Dear heart.. why did just a bad experience make

    you so straight and gaunt. Inside there, why do you feel so insecure? it's just a beginning. you may have to face lot more tough situations. being sad won't resolve any of your confusion and sadness. If you wanna survive in this world you probably will have to be bit aggressive...
    pontybroken pontybroken 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 20

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

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    EP Friends ... Some of you know I've been

    struggling for years to find lasting improvement in my marriage. Sadly, our more recent issues are not improving. At our last counseling session my wife agreed when the counselor suggested we need to be in weekly sessions. To help make this happen and survive it in midst...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 14 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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

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

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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 want to complete my study,

    , but i can't here cause I'm Syrian ,, what's the solution?? I'm worrying about my future!
    Hani97 Hani97 18-21, M 5 days 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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    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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    theyayo theyayo 18-21, M Mar 30

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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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    I'm Syrian student living in Turkey,

    , learn the curriculum Libyan,, I'm in the secondary level,, because of the war in Syria I had to leave,,, and now war in Libya I do not know if i will get a secondary school certificate the Libyan or not,, I hope help me in finding solutions,, thank you
    Hani97 Hani97 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 40 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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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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    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 Apr 19

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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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    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'm just so lonely and sad all the time.

    . what should i do ? i want to be positive and live my life
    MarwenB MarwenB 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days 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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