It is true that our past has a bearing on the present and the future, but it doesn’t dictate it. We can all learn from our mistakes and take responsibility for our actions, then work at making our future better than before.

My friends and I used to hide in this building to drink and do drugs. It was a big world, but we thought we were bigger. We copulated like bunnies and did all manner of things with our bodies.

Now I know better. The shadows of the past disappear, when the light of responsible living shines on them.

[100 words]

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