Published on Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00
Superficial regrets. Deep regrets. Secret regrets. Dark regrets.
What is your greatest regret?
“My greatest regret is that I didn’t manage to bring my parents to Universal Studios.” – Tin Pei Ling
Not that kind of nonsensical regret Miss PAP candidate. Especially since your parents are both still very much alive and kicking. Your greatest regret now is probably the humiliation of uttering that inane line about your greatest regret on National TV 3 years ago. Regret-ception.
But jokes aside, ask yourself what regrets you have buried deep down inside of you. It can be just one, it can be 10, or it can be a never-ending list. Go on, dredge up those memories, I’ll wait.
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Did you manage to pull up all those painful recollections of regrets simmering in you? Good, now picture this in your head; throw all your regrets into a sack, and set it on flames.
Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.
"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present." – Alice Morse Earle, Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday: Garden Delights
Life is too short to have you constantly wallowing in regrets. If you were to keep looking back and regretting the things you have done previously, you will not be able to progress with your life.
Regret inhibits development. There always should not be room for any regrets whatsoever. Do not regret your mistakes, how you learn from your mistakes and prevent them from ever happening again are precious life experiences that help you grow and better yourself in the whole scheme of things.
Never look back, because the past is already gone and irrevocable. Always look ahead because that’s where you would be able to carve out your destiny as you see fit.