Yeah right. I have tons of regrets. Actually, just as I was writing this my ‘backspace’ button broke. Almost as life saying to me: you can’t go back, so why even bother? And let me tell you: I use that button a lot.
And I seem to bother. I have some big regrets, some from almost ten years ago. There are some bad relationships, friends lost and times, when I’ve let down the most important person in my life, myself. These things seem like an awful long time ago still I find myself thinking about those things – and about those regrets.
I’m sure you can all relate to that – hell, being a human is pretty hard and mysterious at times. Is there anyone with absolutely zero regrets in their life?
Then there’s the small regrets – the latest from yesterday actually. These are the most frustrating ones – the decisions we make daily about nothing really. How we spend our evenings, where do we go, what do we eat or what do we say. Sometimes words come all wrong, tangled and broken. Or they don’t come at all. Had I the chance to go back to yesterday I would have sat down, hugged my friends and told them all about it.
Simple, but not possible – just as my backspace button keeps reminding me and becoming pretty annoying at this point. Surely there must be some logic to me regretting something that I can’t really do nothing about? And there is. As I keep writing the wrong words or creating all the wrong sentences – I learn by re-writing them. Isn’t that the case with actual life moments, with regrets? We keep doing the same mistakes, we go to all the wrong places only to someday find ourselves in the right place, just at the right time.
If that sounds wrong – finding yourself in the right place, at the right time – know this: The words that appear in the screen are actually molded by all the regrets. What I’m saying to you is: it’s okay that you screwed up. You won’t do it again unless you need to in order to become better.
Come to think of it – I’m pretty grateful for the regrets, the life lessons that I’ve learned.
No regrets – because regrets are actually pretty important and they play a huge part in your life and that’s why they’re not really regrets, just life guiding you into the right direction. In other words, just: no regrets.
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