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Do you have any regrets?

Asked by ltoban (106points) 1 week ago

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.

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