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    is "I was" optional?

    I did not have strong feelings towards religion when (I was) young and felt that my parents were somehow exaggerating. I thought, “I am just an ordinary person, what kind of mission could I possibly have?”

    Is "I was" optional?


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    Re: is "I was" optional?

    It can be omitted, but it sounds better (to me) if it is retained.

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