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From the January 1926 issue of The Christian Science Journal

ALL of humanity seems to be victimized more or less by a belief in a thing called the past. What we seem to be to-day is more or less a result of this false claim; for there is in each human consciousness a belief of human parentage with its supposedly inherited tendencies, either good or bad, of a childhood either happy or unhappy, of an education either thorough or superficial, of a home environment either helpful or pernicious—of all sorts of experiences, some uplifting, some debasing, through which we are constantly seeming to pass, and which claim to leave their indelible impression upon us.