What is regret?
Regret is wisdom gained with age. Throughout life, we make many mistakes,
some of which we later recognize. With this recognition, comes regret and
painful nostalgia. So regret is an inevitable consequence of living and learning.
Let’s learn to expect and accept regret, even though it is so poignant and
haunting. As the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said, “Life can only be
understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
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