Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Regret

There are many people out there that claim they have no regrets in their lives.

To those people I say this....

I don't believe you.

Now maybe you don't regret the big things in your life but EVERYONE has a regret or two. Even if it is as simple as a grade you got in high school cause you didn't do what you were supposed to.

How can you not have 1 regret?

Sure you can accept what happened and not think about it. But that doesn't mean you don't regret it.

There are many things in my life that I would say I regret.

From things that have happened in relationships to things I did growing up. There are lots of things that I regret doing or regret not doing.

But the real question is would I change anything if I could?

Probably not. Because, like Verb, I believe that you are a sum of your experiences. The things you have done or not done in life have shaped and molded you into who you are today.

So changing one thing in your past could in theory change everything that happened after that.

So I would not change anything because I am happy with my life and would not like to risk it by changing something in the past.

But that doesn't mean I don't have any regrets!

3 comments:

Jenn said...

I guess I just don't understand why I should have regrets. Those bad grades? I deserved them - obviously I didn't study enough. A decision made poorly? Lesson learned. I don't know. I just feel that everything I've done, didn't do, said or haven't said has gotten me to this point in my life. I might not be happy with everything that's happened, but does that really mean I regret it?

GM said...

Not saying you SHOULD regret anything. But don't you regret not studying more for to get good grades? I agree and even said that I wouldn't CHANGE anything I did but I still regret certain decisions. You can definitely regret something without wanting to change it.

have you ever regretted eating something or drinking too much? Of course you have but you wouldn't change that.

I am not saying everyone has something in their life that they would change if they could. I am saying everyone has at least 1 moment in life where they think they should have made a different decision.

And to me that is regret...nothing major but just thinking that I should have done differently at the time.

verb said...

Like i said on my post, i wouldnt change anything and because of that i dont regret anything either. Even the drinking too much thing made me realize i shouldnt do that again. i dont regret it, i learn from it