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The past, and our understanding of it, is a reflection of our current state of mind.
The past, which is assumed to be static, is in fact constantly changing. Historical facts are looked at with new data, new experiences, and according to what new shape the collective human memory takes.
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Our story, which we are narrating to others, is constantly changing with our new experiences and insights, as our lives go by.
These stories become our identity and certain core memories, or life events of immense sorrow or happiness, stick with us forever.
One can change the story of one’s past including what it meant. New lessons can be learned by revisiting the past in an objective manner, without guilt, remorse or any grudge.
Becoming emotionally and mentally tough makes us face our past with courage, and helps us change...
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Self-concept can shape the way people recall key events in their life. As this so-called narrative about yourself starts to take shape, the details may shift, but overall, it will have some type of theme or organizing framework.
Confronting personal myths may help people develop a more real...
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