One form or another of this saying occasionally pops through my Facebook feed after one of my friends shares it.
The first time or two I saw it I almost agreed with it. Big or small, our life choices bring us to who we are this very moment.
But then I thought, regrets aren't bad things. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't want to be married to, be friends with, or be someone who never regretted a thing in their life. The verb definition of regret is:
To feel sorry, disappointed, distressed, or remorseful about.
It doesn't mean that one has to live in the past. Or that one has to beat themselves up over something. But it does mean, that as a mature individual, it is possible (as well as healthy) to look back at a situation and wish we had done things differently. Chosen a different path. Not done something in the first place.
Isn't not having regret or empathy one of the signs of a psychopath?
What is your first thought when reading that quote?