I have quite a few regrets, some I consider pretty massive and life-changing (I deem them life changing for the bad), some comparatively smaller but still emotionally inflicting. i.e.) I'm still upset about the decisions I made. I'm talking as, some decisions I consider "thrown my life away" kinda thing. Anyway, I'd rather not dive into this considering I may meet some of you in the near future.
All we can do is learn from the past; we're human so it's drilled into us to make mistakes at some point, we can't help it. Making the same mistake twice hurts 1000 times more.
Recently I was faced with a decision, that to me on a personal level was pretty massive; my confidence was is/was low and I nearly opted for "no". Instead, I thought about it more and decided for "yes" - I doubt I'll regret it even if it turns out wrong, simply because I "went for it". As a poster earlier said; regrets generally tend to come from not doing something or not carrying something on more than the reverse.
From some of the responses in this thread its clear that some of you have no regrets of any real significance; has life really been that simple and straightforward for you? Crikey..
(Original post by mockel)
I probably should've applied to Cambridge. Who knows what could've happened. Oopsy.
Well you'd have been bored, possibly miserable, quite depressed. Going to Cambridge features relatively highly on my list of regrets however it is getting better and I'm beginning to enjoy it more and more. I probably would have been better off somewhere else so I regret it in that sense but am also enjoying it. Maybe it'll turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
I regret many more things besides but nothing too major- I think even if you regret stuff it's very important to try and change your perspective on those things. Regret is a useless and often painful emotion and it's much better if you can put down those things which you regret as experiments that went wrong or as reflections of the person you once were. Hopefully we all get wiser and gain perspective on things and learn not to regret them.
i don't regret anything i've done or had done to me, if these things hadn't have had happened i wouldnt' be the person i am now, or living the life i am now. If you have one good thing im your life you shouldn't have regrets because that one good thing might not have been there if you'd done other things differently. xxx
there isnt anything massive that i regret at the moment but there are things which i know ill regret in the future if i dont do something about. soppy stuff like telling people who mean a lot to me *just* how much they mean to me. and taking opportunities. like that oscar wilde thing only regretting what you didnt do.
Not telling this guy that I KNEW liked me how I felt...that was years ago and he has a girlfriend now. Only, I was going out with someone else at the time and it took me ages to realise how unhappy they made me - shoulda ended that relationship and told this guy how I felt He's the only guy that I've ever felt so strongly about but we don't even really see each other any more and I think about him all the time!
Also, taking 5 AS Levels and 4 A Levels - it's not worth it!!!!