Regrets

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Australia
June 16, 2007 8:29pm CST
Whenever people are asked what their regrets are in life, quite often they'll say "I don't have any regrets" or "I think it's bad to regret things you've done". I agree with that on some levels, but I also think that as much as we don't WANT to have regrets, it's a natural human emotion to regret things. Do you agree? What do you regret doing? I regret not going to uni straight after finishing school because all my friends have finished and are woring in good jobs now and I'm just beginning!
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11 responses
17 Jun 07
I personally think it is wrong to have regrets a long time after the thing has happened because if it worked the other way then all the wonderful things in your life would be altered. There is also no point in dragging over your past and not being pro-active about your future. I am not saying that all this is directly aimed at you but I do know there are people out there that are filled with so much regret that they can't focus on the life they are now living. I think though sometimes about people I have left that mean so much to me but I think in the path I have chosen in life I really haven't done too badly.
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@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I regret that when I first got sick, I didn't insist the doctors do more, I just took their word. I also regret not nurturing some relationships that could have really turned into great friendships.
@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Would someone please report this as a duplicate post? Drat those mouses!
17 Jun 07
Im so daft. I reported it for you but I done the one up above so now they might delete that one and this one will be left with your note attached. I am sorry I was trying to be helpful.
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Yes, I have regrets in life. They are mostly from years ago at times I made a wrong choice. I knew better at the time, but did it anyway. However, those regrets help me to avoid making those wrong choices again. So if we learn from those mistakes, regrets may be a way of keeping us on the straight and narrow. That's always a good choice. In other words, past regrets may be God's built-in way to help us avoid doing more things which would cause regrets.
@azimsay (545)
• India
17 Jun 07
What I do not want I regret .I think what is the suitable thinks.and easy in life.It's natural human thing.If their is about bussiness,I will see that inof frofit will get or not.
@SunnyDays (1071)
• Bahamas
17 Jun 07
I honestly can say that I do not have any regrets because whatever I have done or not done made me to the person I am today - and I am quite happy with myself :)
@zip3rul (171)
• Romania
17 Jun 07
I regret a lot of things.. :|
• Australia
17 Jun 07
yeah i agree it is a natural thing, i was always told not to regret but always take it as GOD's subtle way to teach us and learn from it....but i do regret a few things but i'll only mention one. I regret that my last relationship i took it for granted when i had the chance to take hold of it and be wit that person for the rest of my life. But i guess things happen for a reason.
@chenee08 (591)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
i personally have lots of regret in life... but then i realized i'ts my personal choice... i'ts over and done and i cant turm back the time to correct all my mistakes.
@bast09 (20)
• Canada
17 Jun 07
I think your musings on regrets are something we all do at times. However, I no longer regret things I have done because it serves no purpose. As someone once said "Even God can't change the past." My girl friend said something on regrets just the other day and that was.."Why should we ever regret anything if it helped us understand our choices and led us to where we are?" It sounds like you have regrets about your schooling.I had that one going on for me at one point in my life. Then I decided that it is never too late for a fresh start started taking University courses as a mature student and that filled the old 'regret void.' Sometimes what may be 'regretful choices" can teach us than any amount of formal education. My husband and I write, produce and present a variety of courses in empowered living and we always tell our clients that there are no failures in life...only lessons to learn. Hindsight is always 20-20, and the great thing about life is we can always CHOOSE to do something else when things don't work out. You will get where you are going if you believe in yourself, set a course and stick to it! When you begin down that path it leaves little time for regret because you are experiencing new things while leaving the past behind.Go for it!
@balasri (26553)
• India
17 Jun 07
If you are careful in life you do not have to regret anything.As they say Haste makes waste,If you are impulsive you regret a lot.Some people are so cool that they are able to take the right decisions at the right times so they do not have to regret anything.
• United States
17 Jun 07
Hi Coffeeshot Of course we all have regrets, what I think is that we are to embrassed to mention what it is (dont your think so) The good thing about we regrets is that we found out that everything isnt good for us and what you learned is not to do it again-Hopefully-Well we all regret and if we so we dont maybe we say this because we got over what we did but I am sure if we had the chance to change it at that moment it was happening we would Right Well cheers to all of us who can admit to it I have plenty regrets and sometimes I didnt learn the first time well what can I say I'm hardheaded Life is to short but we just gotta make the right decisions....