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What If We Have Acne Forever?

19 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

"many years from now, we'll be sitting in a chair propped up with pillows in an old people's home, staring out the window and looking back over our life. and we'll think to ourselves, what a waste.. i let those lumps on my face hold me back from living my life the way i wanted to. we'll think of all the opportunities that may have passed us by, all the experiences we could have had, and all the good times we may have missed out on.. not just because we were affected by acne, but because we let acne affect us.

we'll look back and wonder why we let this happen, why did i stay home that night instead of going out, why did i keep to myself at that class instead of making friends, why did i let acne control my life bit by bit.. we'll wish we could go back to being 15, 25, or even 40 years old, because now we'd do it differently, we'd do it better.

we'll think that if only we knew back then what we know now, we wouldnt have sat back and let things unfold the way they have. we'll realise that in the grand scheme of things acne is trivial, it's nothing.. we'll realise there are far worse things in this life, we'll realise that it wasnt really such a big deal after all, and that the emotional harm we ended up causing ourselves far outweighed any physical harm caused by the acne. and we'll realise that not only did we actually know this all along, but that we also knew what to do about it..

only by then, it will be too late"
                     Posted on April 24 2006 by rodd

I was just looking around old forums and found this post. I think i'm lucky i found it.
I'm only 15 but I've been letting acne dictate my life for the 3 years I've had it, many people i talk to don't seem to care about my skin so why am i so shy and scared around some of them?