I’ve been thinking about this one, powerful, little word: regret. Something happened regarding that ex- bestfriend I told you about. I was curious to see what she would do if I were to invite her to Linkedin (why I do these stupid things? God only knows.) And to my shock, she accepted it. After which I panicked. When I panic, I do and say things I regret.
There are many challenges in life. One of them I guess being that you should try your best to never do or say things you might regret. We all know there are two kinds of regret. The regret for not having done or said something. This kind of regret usually leads to positive things and is relatively easy to fix (do it, say it). But if you regret the reverse, ie having done or said something, things start becoming a little complicated. Because what’s done has been done. And while writing this I’m thinking: is there any positive way to fix the latter kind of regret? I really wouldn’t know. Personally, I tend to feverishly hope the things I regret having done or said will be forgotten in time. First and foremost by myself. Obviously, it doesn’t work that way. See, because that’s another challenge in life: things never work the way you want them to. In fact, I’m starting to believe the greater the want, the lesser the universe is willing to grant you what you want. But maybe I’m wrong.