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I Know My Past Does Not Determine My Future

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    I Am Free to Shape My Future Not By Living In the Past!

    We all have the ability to shape our own futures. Why should we let our past decisions, failures, dissapointments and others do it for us when we can do it ourselves. I always tried to seek approval from others, beat myself up for my failures and did not believe I could make a...
    shinecoaching shinecoaching 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2009

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    I can't change my past, our past, but I can change my future and it is mine because there is not "us" in it anymore. You hurt me and I must remember that. I must remember all...
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    He wants to have sex and I don't know if I want to yet :/
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    Just when you think you can change your future the universe will remind you that is a delusion and while we can hope for things we never truly know what will happen. Be in the...
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    My whole life, I have planned for the future. And although I have what so many long for in terms of the so-called American Dream, I am at a point in my life when the future seems...
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    I'm 17 and I'm having issues at home with my parents....they arnt exactly the caring type....and iv livee in a abusive eviorment all my life... does anyone else struggle at home...
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    this is bvllshit my teacher caught my p*nis drawings then she want me to face the the case what a m*therfvcker this country is totally bvllshit I wanna settle and renew myself...
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    Have you ever wondered that some of the things that happened to you if they wouldn't have happened or happenend differently would your life be any different than what it is now. I...
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    Does anybody know ho to read the future or are fortune teller?
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    I'm a product of my own imagination. What I imagine I am, I become. I tell myself I am good, but that's because I'm deciding to be what I call good. All my worries and fears are...
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