How do you deal with regrets?

Philippines
August 21, 2008 5:36pm CST
i know that we all have our share of regrets in life. I have mine and part of it i learned to live with them because everyday is a chance for a new life and experiences. How do you deal with your regrets? This can be anything friendships, lovelife, work etc.,
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• United States
21 Aug 08
wenever i think bout the word regret i think u have no regrets cuz at one point it was wat u wanted. so u dnt make regrets u make mistakes and mistakes are just lessons that dont go as planned. but u still learn from then and you need to learn how to move on and just take into consideration next time u make a choice
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@rbailey83 (1401)
• Canada
21 Aug 08
I only have one regret in life. I may wish some things had been different, or turned out differently than the way they did, but i don't regret what has happened in my life for one reason. It has made me into who i am today, if i hadn't been through all that i have, and things had been different, i wouldn't be who i am today. Although i hate my depression with a passion, when i am able to overcome it and socialize, i love who i am. Everything that has happened, i have learned from. Everything that has happened has molded me into who i am now.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 08
We all have regrets, sadly that is part of life, it's how we deal with them that makes the difference, if we can learn from them then they are not regrets they are part of our experiences and we all make mistakes, we are after all only human, to have no regrets is not having a fulfilled life, because we learn from our regrets and mistakes and we move on and our experiences mount up. I have a lot of regrets like everyone but I think it has made me a more worldly and stronger person for it. The only trouble is that experience comes at the wrong end of life and we cannot sadly turn back the clock, what's done is done, tomorrow is a new day and the regrets are in the past, we can learn to live with them but we can't change them, but you can die trying!
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I am tending to agree with you here,jaghead. You can learn to live with regrets because life has new chances every day. There are going to be choices to make and all we can do is try to make the best one for us as we can. I think that dwelling too much on regrets will not help up to move on and gain better perspective. We can not fix the past but we can work with the present and hope for a great future.