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Offline Hijiri Byakuren

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Re: My take on regret
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 08:20:38 PM »
TIL @Mr.Obvious and I are the same age.

Offline Baruch

Re: My take on regret
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 10:07:31 PM »
TIL @Mr.Obvious and I are the same age.

So, are you the same "generation" or is that a fake concept?  Of course, he has a different nationality.
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Offline Hijiri Byakuren

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Re: My take on regret
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 11:46:13 PM »
So, are you the same "generation" or is that a fake concept?  Of course, he has a different nationality.
The baby boomers are actually the only scientifically recognized generation. The rest were assigned and labeled by the news media.


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Offline SGOS

Re: My take on regret
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 04:46:23 AM »
The older you get, the more regrets you will have, because you've been around longer to accumulate successes and failures.  I could have made better career choices, I suppose, but at the time, they made sense.  I came from a family without means so a marginal salary seemed better than the environment I came from.  The upside is that I learned not to throw away my money. 

My regrets center more around bad choices I made in personal relationships, things I've done that could have worked out better had I used my head, but at the time, it was probably the best I could do.  I know better now, but that's not much consolation.  Those mistakes are on the permanent record I keep in my head.

I don't think regrets are a bad thing, and I don't think you should ignore them.  They become part of our experience, and prevent us from repeating mistakes.  Don't sweep them under the carpet, but don't dwell on them obsessively, either.  If you dwell on them and live to be 150 years old, you will probably reach a time when you will regret spending too much time dwelling on your regrets.  I think there's a productive balance point between ignoring them and wallowing in them.

Offline Cavebear

Re: My take on regret
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 05:02:45 AM »
What's a regret?

"a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done"

I'm surprised you don't know this word. 
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