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How has a single experience changed your attitude forever?

I'm a strong believer that true attitude changes can only happen through experience. Some experiences are only a few seconds long, but hit you so hard you will never be the same again. These experiences can be near-death experiences, a brief conversation with a passing stranger, the loss or gain of a loved one, maybe you got fired or a customer rejected you, or even just reading a book. I would love to hear your experiences.


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    • Feb 12 2013: Hi Reine,

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. If you feel comfortable, would you mind sending me a private message with your email address? Your account cannot receive private messages and I would really like to contact you to find out more about your experience.
    • Feb 12 2013: Hey Reine de violettes,

      I got your message and I just tried to reply to you but I don't know if it got through. As for allowing private messages, if you go to your account, then in the top right corner click 'Edit Main Profile', this will take you to another page and if you look at the preferences box on the right, check 'Yes' for 'Can other members contact you?'. Hopefully that should do the trick.

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