Why does the past have to matter?

I am speaking of our personal past. I don't see why our past must decide who we are یا who we will become. Yes, if آپ will let if a troubled (for the lack of a better word) past can bring آپ pain in the future but it might not. What I am trying to say is, why does it matter? Why do people decide what kind of person آپ are یا what kind of person آپ are going to be from what آپ did YEARS ago? Forgive and forget, right? I mean, I am different than I was but no one sees, they only see who I was not who I am. I had a neighbor that use to drink and party till 5am everyday. (I was younger at the time, school and bedtimes) My parents were furious, seeing that they had to get up and go to work in the morning and get my brother and I off to school. Long story shorter, now the neighbor doesn't do it anymore. We are دوستوں as neighbors should be but آپ still have my mother that brings up the past every chance that is presented to her. Why? Why can't we accept that people can change? I know in order for people to change they have to want to یا have a reason یا both but it is possible.

Well, thank آپ for reading this far.
 Darktimes104 posted پہلے زیادہ سے سال ایک
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ace2000 said:
So we can learn from our mistakes and/or be emotionally guarded against any possible future wrongdoings سے طرف کی others towards us.
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TheMagicLoki said:
The past doesn't have to matter, but the world is full of idiots who think it does.
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