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I Will Not Let My Past Define Me

A group for all those who choose to look into the future even when it gets hard 48 People

    Religion

    I recently read a story here that stirred a lot of things from my past. I have led a long battle with religion and religious people. I have nothing against religious people as long as they don't try to shove it down my throat. Especially with lines like "you will go to Hell if...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 3 Responses May 30, 2013

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    My past is dark, cold,

    cruel, un-human as it could possibly could get, at the hands of people called family, their acts of selfishness, abuse and thoughtless ignorance.... once upon a time they stole everything from me, to force me to their ways....stole my innocence, stole my dignity, stole my...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F Feb 12, 2014

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    Immense Capacity

    I have discovered I have an immense capacity for love. I am like a neverending fountain (as corky as that sounds). What I hadn't realized is that I did not share it with the people who need it and deserve it.I love my mom, but for the past two or so years I had been pulling away...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F Jul 3, 2013

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    You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

    Or so they say... I know my age says I am not old, but in some ways I am ancient.I was brought up in a strange and tense environment. I was an unwanted child, just because I was born a girl. It's true, mom's reasons were so much more different from the ones he had (I will refer...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F Sep 27, 2012

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    This Will Be The Most Personal Story I Share Here - Intro

    And it will surely take a long time to complete. But as I write it, I want to work on letting go. My life has gathered many beautiful things inside it, but it has also gathered a lot of pain and suffering. And I have held on to it too long.I make a pact with myself from this...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F Sep 25, 2012

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    Letter To My 1 Year Old Self

    Hi there little one! I know you don't know me, but I remember you. I have kept you locked inside my lungs for years. I have felt your panic over and over, sometimes without even knowing it's yours. I know what it feels like, I know it hurts. I know how confusing it gets and how...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    I will not run. I will hold my position. I will be here. I wait. Trust. I watch the fog surge below me in confusion. When it's time the fog will let the sunshine disperse In...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    To all you people out there who think to yourselves you are ugly, let me tell you this you are so wrong, you are not ugly at all, looks does not define you as a person your heart...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 9 Responses Apr 6

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    Just do you - let them take care of themselves
    Maerie Maerie 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I assume I won't! I honestly doubt I will make it much past 20 years old, lol!
    SAffRONisGODxSATAN SAffRONisGODxSATAN 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    my past is kind of something I can't forget at all. sometimes I feel it defined me. At times I feel like its my fault. but I'm now starting to realize things happen for a reason. I...
    Sicaj Sicaj 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    it's so weird looking at what I would say to my old post and past self and how more happy I have become
    Missmiamedina Missmiamedina 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    The advice I would give my past self is stay strong and don't give in...even thought you are tired of fighting and pressing on and want to be done with that...don't ...keep...
    backontrack backontrack 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    #1 I have split personality disorder so I have two people inside of me and i dont know which one is me so i will just consider them both me . I don't know anything about my second...
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Your age doesn't define your maturity, your education doesn't define your intellect, and people's thoughts about you don't define who you are
    PazzoG PazzoG 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    So, been arguing on & off with my girlfriend today .... I'm with a programme for my alcohol dependency/binge drinking. I'm with an organisation that helps me rebuild my confidence...
    TrustxxIssues TrustxxIssues 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Okay, so I am 19, and I did a few things in refrence to remebering my pastlife. I don't remember much, but I do believe I died in Jonestown. When I was around 5, my family and I...
    Deadpunk18 Deadpunk18 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You should never let anyone control you, you are not a mat for them to walk over, you are not a toy for them to throw you away when they are done with you, you are human with...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 12

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    This is a really old tune which can be found on a Naxos 2 cd release of Medieval and Renaissance music. I Care Not for These Ladies I care not for these ladies who must be wooed...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M Apr 16

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    I learned about the obedience to authority that is expected from us, the hard way this week. A professor offended me so much with what he said, and showed me no respect whatsoever...
    Lila234577 Lila234577 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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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...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Such a catchy song that I thank Wes Anderson for knowing, it being featured in his Fantastic Mr. Fox film, danke schoen Wes :) https://youtu.be/sYZ40lDrqb0 Well there she goes...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M Apr 18

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    And you shouldn't either. this statement will make address what im about to say...."The way you perceive life is how your life will be defined". I made the transition into a bad...
    theplanofaction theplanofaction 22-25, M Apr 28

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    I meet this guy from matrimonial site, he contact me and than started chasing me in a way that lot of phone calls and messages and i started to like the way he was doing all that...
    destinyandlife destinyandlife 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I can't address you, because in my last account you found me that way. You have no idea how much longing I have, this sadness that I feel when I think of everything I once had...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Yes this is the true age should not define maturity when I was a kid parents would say Kids should be seen and not heard I think you misunderstood what the meaning of raising a...
    Daddyslovingarms Daddyslovingarms 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    It's funny how... At my grandmas funeral ( she died on Christmas and we got Christmas late...sad part is I felt nothing and now I feel very little cause my low connection with...
    lilybunny944 lilybunny944 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I believe that maturity actually should define age. People look at me and think oh he's just a young fella, probably into partying and drinking... Those are the two things I'm not...
    collegekid2016 collegekid2016 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 21

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    I will write you a letter here, every day. My hand written letter I will keep until I see you again. I have to see you again. He can stop me from all "physical" contact but my...
    Unchanged Unchanged 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 23

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    There are some crazy immature old people. So, no, age doesn't define as anything but a number of oppurtunity.
    Tak16 Tak16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    If age defined maturity we'd all take a test before been given adult status but quite simply it doesn't and for some of us any approximation of age to maturity just doesn't apply...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Let's have fun with this! What's your new "favorite sex move?!". I got "Horizontal Hot Pocket".... I can't even imagine how that would look 😂😭
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I’m apologizing in advance because this experience is going to take a few minutes to read. I have to however start to process what happened in some way and I’m trying...
    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    EP wouldn't let me copy and paste the questions so I had to write them out and type them again :( anyway here goes: 1: What would you name your future daughter? I'm not sure if I...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Who can hate me more than I? Who can love me more than I? For only I know my guilts, my thoughts, my deepest darkest secrets. None can hate me more than I for I know what terrible...
    AkaiAmbrosine AkaiAmbrosine 16-17, M Apr 23

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    Who can hate me more than I? Who can love me more than I? For only I know my guilts, my thoughts, my deepest darkest secrets. None can hate me more than I for I know what terrible...
    AkaiAmbrosine AkaiAmbrosine 16-17, M Apr 23

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    I have said some things and done some things in my past that I am not proud of and my fiancé's family members are aware of it. I am ashamed but have moved on. But now I feel I...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Age was never a restriction ( except some law)...anyone who want to eat lollipop, can eat it anytime..for this to be a child is not necessary....even a person who is 100+ can flirt...
    notknowmyself notknowmyself 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    I suppose the thoughts I have on my mind currently are rather monotone. Then again I am a very monotone person in reality. Monotone. I think being monotone does not define your...
    PoisonousAntidote PoisonousAntidote 18-21, T Apr 9

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    "I'm no angel, I'm just me, but I will love you endlessly." -The Cab
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    Let's start with the basics. I'm a 15 year old girl. I'm a freshman in high school. I love learning, reading, writing, singing, drawing, hiking, and photography. Lover of music. I...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    42 days, 10 hours, 28 minutes, 56 seconds. All this time spent only to fail at being happy once again, and I just swallow my emotion like I always do and just say to myself that...
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 24