do the things happened in your childhood have impact on your life afterward?

@pjj105 (47)
China
August 30, 2008 7:58pm CST
Yesterday I had a talk with one friend on childhood.I tell her what I had experienced and I always keep fresh memories about those things,they all have deep impact on my life afterwards.For example,I once told a lie that made great misunderstanding between my family and my best friend's,and we can't get on well with each other till now.That hurts and taught me a lot.So I promised to be a honest guys from then on,never lie and cheat. but my friend said that she even can't remember her childhood any more,it's so grey and inspid.I was puzzled,aren't there anything in her memoy that worth relating on? And you?
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• United States
31 Aug 08
When growing up many influential people and many things make up your "truth" and your truth is made up of the things you told by those people like teachers,parents,family,friends etc these are the things you consult for an answer when asked a question by someone. Some people have abusive childhoods and those traumas carry over into adulthood. You are what you are taught basically, and many spend Years in therapy overcoming them.There are easy ways to resolve emotional trauma and negative issues with EFT and I would be glad to assist anyone that needs help. www.freedommotion.com
@heaven11 (1159)
• United States
31 Aug 08
people vary it just depends on the good and bad of course they want to block out the bad and the good it could be possible that something happened to them as they were older that causes them to want to block out the good each person is diffrent
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@Chevee (5914)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I think so. I had an Aunt that called me oh ugly (?), when I was growing up for a long time I thought I was a very ugly person. I was taught that I was suppose to use deodorant after I took a bath and to this day I put on deodorant after a bath or shower, I see from a discussion I started that some people don't use deodorant. Your childhood is the beginning and you just remember certain things that stick with you.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Childhood affects each person differently, but always profoundly. What happens to you in your childhood certainly carries over into your adult life, but many people aren't conscious of this fact - they do what they do or think what they think or feel how they feel and probably don't know the reason why - particularly if they had happy, uneventful childhoods, although some people with terrible, violent childhoods are equally unaware. That is not to say a an unhappy childhood can't be overcome, or that things that happened in your youth are permanent, just that everything in your past affects your current life in on way or another, even if you don't realize it.
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I do agree to an extent that childhood happenings can truly have an effect on us later on in life. I believe that with experience and time I have been able to overcome certain hurtful things from my past. I believe it is all about the attitude in our lives and we shape them into what we want them to be. I do not want to be a victim of my past. I have a present time and hopefully a good future ahead of me. I like to count the blessings now. My family is important to me.
• Malaysia
5 Sep 08
hi pjj We do not remember everything in our childhood, our mind selects only some things as good memory and bad memory .. very very minimal. And for some people they tend to shut the memory and it vanishes off in time.. I have some memory .. of my childhood, my mothers struggle, my exams, our first home ... especially the home part .. when we moved out i used to imagine all the rooms and walkways in the room but as time passes now i dont recall that much i have shut out the years 1993 ~ 1998 from my mind ... until today i cant imagine or remember how the years past .. it was difficult times in my life cheers