The past is PART of all of us but, the past is *NOT ALL* of us!!!
The past has a legitimate claim on the part of us which we WERE but, it does not have a legitimate, unlimited claim on who we CHOOSE to become! The future belongs to those who choose to GRAB and MANUALLY MOLD the future!
As with today, and with the future, the past can be part of a loving ladder or part of a choking chain.