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Do you have any regrets?

Asked by ltoban (332points) February 6th, 2019

We all make mistakes and some of these mistakes can provide the best lessons in life. Do you regret making these mistakes?

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chyna's avatar

I regret the burnt perm I had in the 80’s.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Not really. There are some things I wish I hadn’t done, but at the time I didn’t have the life experience to make a better choice.

Kardamom's avatar

I regret giving my time and energy to several people who didn’t value me anywhere near as much as I valued them.

seawulf575's avatar

Every mistake I have made has taught me something and the path of my life has led to where I am today. No, I have no regrets. There are things I have on my bucket list, but no regrets.

janbb's avatar

Yes I do. i wish I could have been a better wife and mother than I was.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

This is a very difficult question for me. I made choices in my life that led to great turmoil, but there was also wonderful love. I have known great pain, but now I have beautiful relationships. I think the notion of regrets is that we wish we could somehow undo past choices.

I sincerely wish I could have the love of the relationships I have now without having had to experience all the pain I lived through. I think that’s a little different than regrets.

ucme's avatar

No, let life happen & whatever falls into place, let it be so.
All part of living, learning & making the best of what you’ve got.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I don’t believe in regret!!! However, I have done many things in my life that had I had the opportunity to do them all over again, I would have probably handled the situation differently; but, I do NOT regret the way I handled it the first time around as it was the BEST thing for me at the time!!! Yes, I’ve learned a LOT in my lifetime. My parents always told us that mistakes are OK the FIRST time. The second time meant that you learned NOTHING the first time & that was NOT acceptable. So, we got a pass on our first mistake & a lecture for hours on the second one!!! My dad could lecture in such a way & for so long that I used to pray that he hit me & get it over with!!!

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I regret not having kids

JLeslie's avatar

I have plenty of regrets. I do my best not to dwell on them. It’s not always easy.

My latest one is not immediately running to the side of a friend of mine when she was hospitalized. I don’t feel guilty, but I do regret it.

Other regrets have to do with my health.

I also get waves of deep regret that I didn’t have children.

When it comes to regret, usually something has to happen to trigger my feelings of regret to pop up again.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I should have let my friends win at chess. Instead of creaming them over and over. I should have kissed my friend before she got together with my friend. I should have taken better care of myself in university. I should have used my $1,500 grant for anti-psychotics instead of pizza and dry ribs for the first year students and my gf.

EdwardChan's avatar

Yes! I have one. I chose a wrong college major. Because, I was fall in love with a girl when I should choose my major. My brain was full of her in that time. So, I lost the logical judgement ability. The result is now I have to spend more time to learn other major knowledge I like.

ltoban's avatar

@EdwardChan Keep pushing forward. You got this!

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