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I Love My Friends, Regardless of Their Pasts

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    True.........

    My friends can tell me anything, I will always stand with them. I will even stand in front of them if needed. I love you all my friends, always. :))
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12, 2009

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    Black and White

    I love my friends and guess what I have a past, but the good thing is that's exactly where I left it.  Everyone has a past hopeful most people aren't too ignorant to think they are above someone whos past looks a little darker than their own.
    cubbiechick cubbiechick 26-30, F Jun 9, 2009

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    No Judgement...

    Who are we to judge anyway... if we like spending time with someone if they make us laugh or help make life more bearable...  they are priceless People should accept others for who they are... flaws and all -  who is perfect anyway??? I mostly love my friends for...
    sunshinegirl23 sunshinegirl23 31-35, F May 28, 2010

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    Alot of My Firends

    i believe every person has something they should of not done , including me we all must forgive =] , so we could forgive our selves.
    AnaRosa AnaRosa 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    I Do, But Do They?

    I love My Friends, regardless of their pasts. That's why some of them think that I am a very nice guy. But there are some of the rest dislike me that way. Even I do love them, I don't know if they love me.
    aksanakmal aksanakmal 18-21, M May 31, 2012

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    My Life Has Been Far From Perfect....

    I think that in the world we live in we all have something we would rather forget or just get away with and never have to remember again. We all come to the table with things that make us want to hide or change or forget or just plain old ignore. But to be the person who accepts...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    I Love My Friends, Regardless Of Their Pasts

    Try to read my story here, EP Link If it won't open, just go to my profile and look for the title, "Floating Away". Thank you very much.
    sunsetglow sunsetglow 18-21, F Aug 6, 2010

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    I Love My Friends, Not Their Past

    It happened and that’s that. You can’t change it no matter how much you want. It’d be great if my friends would tell me all about their past, good and bad, it’d just feel like they trust me enough to tell me about their life. But if they don’t want...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2010

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    Why Should I Care?

    Just because your something that other people might hate, doesn't mean I'll hate you, just because you were abandoned doesn't mean that I will leave your side. You'll always be my best friend no matter what you have been through or what you are going through. You know as well as...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F Aug 10, 2011

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    Of Course I Do

    We all have something (or some things) that are part of our past that we are not proud of or that we are embarrassed about.  We all have different reasons as to we feel that way, too.  Regardless of a friend's past circumstances, situations, doings, I'm going to love...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F Jan 12, 2009

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    I Dont Get It

    why fixate on someones past anyway...i tend to focus more on the present. knowing that you have learned and grown into a better person because of your past is all that matters to me. the rest is details......people change everyone who has a past also has a future
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    A True Friend Who Has Been Cheated Very Cruelly

    myself suryachaitanya completed my graduation .i have only 2 best friends in my life.they cheated me in a cruel manner and left me.now iam a lonely person with tears in my life.nobody is there to share my feelings .iam looking for a good friend . becaue i cant live with out a...
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    The Past Is The Past.

    I have friends that use to be in jail/prision. And I love them just the same.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2012

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    I Love My Best Friend()()()()()

    My best friend has done a lot of bad things to me but i still love him...........I've lost my true love just because of him. But i don't know how i can't get rid of him. Don't be nervous because he is my best friend and i still love him. And i can't describe the whole story...
    javedbangash javedbangash 16-17, M Nov 16, 2011

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    The Past Does Not Matter......

    I love and accept all of my friends regardless of what pasts they come from....most I do not know where they come from, if they want to share that great...but it is called a "Past" for a reason, not to be brought into the future and used to hurt you with it....I am not a...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F May 28, 2010

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    Nice People.

    There are quite a few of my friends that have a shady past. But that doesn't bother me. They're nice people. That's all that matters.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M May 1, 2012

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    I Dont Care Who You Use to Be...

    We learn and we grow, and the past is only who we once were. We've learned and grown so much since then. The problem is that people spend too much time living in the past instead of in the present. We should be thinking of the future.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Friendships and Pasts

     I think this is what friendships are about. Not judging, being supportive of each other and helping each other. Always seeing the best in each other. There's a quote I like : "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when...
    BrokenDoll BrokenDoll 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    The Good The Bad And The Ugly

    I dont mind and heck if you have a past I would probably love you even more...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2012

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    The Past Is the Past

    I do not judge people by their past especially my friends.  Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes.  I care about the person's heart.  I care about our friendship.  I care about how much we love each other and that we are there for each other.  Those...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F Nov 8, 2008

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    Leave It All Behind!

    To me, a friend is a friend, regardless of their past. We all had some hardships in our pasts... and some of us had done so terrible things too. But, I'm always more interested in the present and the future! :-D This shocks some, who do relay their pasts to me. But should it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    Doing Time Again

    after being released from prison, a guy started attending my church with his parents. he married shortly into his new start. he, his wife, and i became really good friends. we all were active at our church. we also hung out while the kids played together. they even watched my...
    chey20002001 chey20002001 26-30, F Mar 21, 2011

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    The Past Is In The Past

    People do things that they later wish they hadn't.  It's OK by me.  We are all learning and evolving creatures.  I love my friends regardless of what has happened in their past.  Their past is not their present and it isn't an indication of their future.  I take everything...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    Credit

    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. —Harry Truman It is easier to say "I am Sorry" whether you think you have done wrong or not. The point is that someone was hurt regardless of your intent.
    1Babe 1Babe 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Beautiful

    I seem to attract broken people, or people who are seeking out guidance at whatever part of there life their in. I have no issues with this, I seem to always be the guidiing light in a lot of my friends lives. I dont care about there pasts, they can come to me with blood on there...
    abstractjunkie abstractjunkie 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    I Just Do...

    My friends happen to be people. And, as people, they have flaws, skeletons, traumas, and life experiences...just like me. I don't look for perfection in anyone, and I choose to embrace my friends wholeheartedly...flaws and all. :)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    Well...

    I would not be friends with someone if they had a history of sexual abuse or something horrible like that. So I guess I am a hypocrite for joining this group because if I found out you touched a little kid inappropriately, we could not and would not be friends anymore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2010

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    My Story

    myself suryachaitanya completed my graduation .i have only 2 best friends in my life.they cheated me in a cruel manner and left me.now iam a lonely person with tears in my life.nobody is there to share my feelings .iam looking for a good friend . becaue i cant live with out a...
    suryachaitanya suryachaitanya 18-21, M Jan 21, 2013

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    The Past Is History Tomorrow Is A Mystery Today Is A Gift That Is Why Its Called The Present

    The past is history tomorrow is a mystery today is a gift that is why its called the present. why does this relate to me loving my friends regardless of their past? because, this is written on a framed piece of paper on my computer desk. my dad was sent to county jail my junior...
    chey20002001 chey20002001 26-30, F Feb 25, 2011

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    A Past

    A past is a very personal concept to a person. A person is not defined by what they have or have not done, a long time ago.  My friends accept me for my past, so I think that it is very evident that it would be hypocritical of me to think any other way.  Most of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    Oftentimes Because of Their Pasts.

    The mistakes we make build us into the people we have become. All of my friends are special people to me. And they rightfully deserve to be. Each and every person I meet and get to know are alive! They have feelings and emotions. Everyone has problems. but if I can help them...
    Disastrophe Disastrophe 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    I Believe

    i believe that everyone deserves a chance, no matter what someone may or may not have done, whats hapopened in the past stays in the past, everybody makes mistakes we are only human. if i was to get close to a friend to find that had done something terrible in the past i would...
    crafterkim crafterkim 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    99 Problems But My Friend Aint One

    Im not perfect, and so arent you, I never judged the things you have done or do. I leave the past in the past and never question why, Because you are more to me than the things you have done, I can give you a million and one reasons why! You may have betrayed some friends, but...
    HelpingHand4U HelpingHand4U 22-25 2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    Some Thoughts,

    I want to be there for others and learn from them. The best way to do this is to be non-judgemental I think. It means a lot to me to help others and be there for them. I try to listen to them and I try not to let their past affect me negatively because I understand that things...
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F Jan 13, 2013

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    I Expect the Same

    I am not sure if they have brutally murdered someone I would still stand my ground! Or I would expect the same from them!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 2 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Do Not Judge

    Ido not judge people for the transgressions because we have all made mistakes and some that we are not very proud of. Sometimes we wish we could even take them back but its impossible. We can only learn from what we have done wrong and try not to do it again. For each one of our...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F Oct 31, 2008

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    Whitney.......from The Voice Of Experience

    I did a lot of crazy things in my time because of my drinking and drugging. I can tell you that I had no intention of becoming an alcoholic or an addict going into it I was all of 14. It was just something other people, including my father, did because I saw my peers and tv/movie...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    Til The End

    True friends dont put you down or hurt you! I have alot of friends and family that have a bad past but what the hey, you live and you learn! We stand by one another and take care of one another. It doesnt change what made us friends in the first place. So they have a past, i do...
    kiki1956 kiki1956 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Sep 22, 2009

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    Let It Remain Just That -- the Past

    I don't see what the big deal is here.  Everyone has a past.  We have all made mistakes and errors and done wrong.  There are people whose history may be impressive and prominant, whom I would not get along with as well.  A person's past is not a blueprint for...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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    Who Doesnt

    My friends r my friends. They don't have to have an enriched past o a beautiful future. If ur my friend i don't even care bout what u r. I just care that ur my friend and that's all that matters
    Wathehell Wathehell 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I Do.

    I'm not the most vocal person in the world. I see and hear a lot, but don't always say anything. Many times it is because I don't know what to say. But when I see my friends, close friends, being ridiculed and degraded by others simply because of what they've done in their past...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    I Have Many Friends That Are Different Than Me

    I have many friends that have different beliefs and different issues in their lives. I am finding that I am receiving help that I need and at the same time they are receiving the help they are needing. It is understanding one another in the midst of our differences.  I love my...
    MandyzYouthPastor MandyzYouthPastor 46-50, M 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    A Past

    A past is a very personal concept to a person. A person is not defined by what they have or have not done, a long time ago.  My friends accept me for my past, so I think that it is very hypocritical of me to think any other way.  Most of my friends have what they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 5, 2009

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    It's Not Like Mine Is Perfect

    I've had friends from all walks of life, friends with checkered pasts, those that grew up in different countries, people that have committed crimes.  That doesn't matter to me, what matters is that they're by my side and treat me well.  I've had friends that had no...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M May 21, 2009

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    I Love My Friends Unconditionally

    Once I make a friend I love them no matter what.There is nothing they can do or say to change it.I dont care about their past or what they look like or what they have.
    littleboyblu162010 littleboyblu162010 16-17, M Aug 14, 2010

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    Past, What Past

    To me being a friend means accepting someone with all there is to that person. Every person is the sum total of what their life has been.  If I consider someone my friend then the past is what helped them become the friend I've learned to love and share my life with. Way...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2008

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    I Love My Friends..

     I don't care if your dad ran over you with a lawn mower. I don't care if your dad shot you in the leg. I don't care if you almost cut your brothers finger off. I don't care if you used to sell/use drugs. I don't care if you abused alcohol. I don't care who you've had...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    My Story

    myself suryachaitanya completed my graduation .i have only 2 best friends in my life.they cheated me in a cruel manner and left me.now iam a lonely person with tears in my life.nobody is there to share my feelings .iam looking for a good friend . becaue i cant live with out a...
    suryachaitanya suryachaitanya 18-21, M Jan 21, 2013

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    Well as the title says, I'm afraid I will never find anyone to really love me, I know I'm very young and all but most of my friends already had their first kiss, their first...
    IHateUsernames0 IHateUsernames0 13-15, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    God loves you. He loved you yesterday. He loves you tomorrow. He loves you always. Regardless if we/you mess up :)
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    I love to jack, regardless of how much sex I am having with my wife or buddies. To me hacking is such a natural thing to do. I wish there wasn't such a stigma about it. Wouldn't it...
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    Latey, I've been feeling like my whole life has been a big joke and I've been being played from day one. My family was a joke. They didn't even want me. So I ended up in group...
    franhigg franhigg 41-45, F Apr 3

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