Time is not a linear concept but a never ending cycle. A circle, rather, and an endless loop
Therefore, none of our actions are able to influence the future and past selves because there is no new action in time. It has been happening endlessly for all eternity. We are bound to make the same mistakes over and over again. There is no fate or free will. The illusion of having the freedom to make choices is merely that. There is no decision to choose right or wrong and we are all bound indefinitely in a vicious cycle to make these very decisions over and over again without change.