How many mistakes have you made that stick with you?
Of course we all make mistakes. I have a few big ones that have probably drastically altered my life. Most of the time I can look at bad choices as something I learned from, and let it go. Part of a learning process, and in the end they fade as being perceived not as mistakes, but rather part of the journey.
But, I have five big ones that really made my life worse than it might have been. I know you can never know the path not taken, but it is how I feel. I don’t beat myself up about it all of the time, I figure everyone has things like this, we do the best we can at the time, but I wish I could go back.