Do I really need to say it again?

Bill Gates in Person
“My name is Bill, and I’m here to take your money. Let me tell you about Windows: Eyeball Edition.” (Photo credit: Dunechaser)

Have I got any regrets?

Sure, why not. I mean, I like to talk big about living life with no regrets, but who really does that, right? Who doesn’t look back on something and say, “man, if only I had handled that differently. If only I had done the other thing. If only . . . ”

What?

I could take a real hard-line stance on this and say that if anything changed, life as we know it would not be the same today. Who could say whether it would be better? Maybe it would be worse. That’s why when it comes to the biggest regrets, it might just be better to admit that they are there and to move on with your life. Do I have regrets? Yeah, kind of. You see, I regret continuing school after earning my Associate Degree because I have to pay even more student loans back, and I didn’t finish my Bachelor and I’m fairly certain that I won’t. No regrets about that wall, but maybe I should have stopped at the 2-year level.

Writing
Writing: my new pursuit. (Photo credit: jjpacres)

Or maybe I should have started this daily writing practice a lot sooner. I actually started this blog a few years ago, but have only been writing daily for a few months. If I had managed to discover this hardcore passion for slogging out the written word a few years earlier, I might already be a fiction novelist. As it is, I have yet to break ground on a single one of my ideas. But I am working on getting there.

I could troll out all sorts of imaginary regrets, but here’s the gist of what I’m saying: I keep moving on with my life. I leave my mistakes behind me and I let them fade away. I’d like to say that I start each day fresh and new, but it’s not like that. Scars take time to heal and holes take effort to mend and that’s alright, but there comes a day when it’s forgotten and in the past, and that’s where it should stay; since it no longer exists, let it be part of the realm that no longer exists and not prey upon the present. It’s bad enough we have our complexes and issues, don’t exacerbate them by dwelling upon regrets – that’s dukkha we don’t need.

Forget my regrets!

I already have.

😉


This post was prompted by today’s Daily Post prompt.

13 thoughts on “Do I really need to say it again?”

    1. I love it, I’m going to have to write that one down!

      As far as the analysis goes, I agree wholeheartedly. I told a friend recently, If you write then you’re writer. If not . . .

      Well, thank you for reading and commenting!

  1. “Scars take time to heal and holes take effort to mend and that’s alright, but there comes a day when it’s forgotten and in the past, and that’s where it should stay; since it no longer exists, let it be part of the realm that no longer exists and not prey upon the present.” – Wow! Very wise words. Loved it!

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