This thread, while very amusing in parts, makes me sad. My post in that thread is something that breaks my heart every single day, and is the biggest regret of my life.
How do you guys feel about the major mistakes of your past? Are you more in the “I’ll-bitterly-regret-it-until-the-day-I-die” camp? Or do you feel like other stuff, stuff you are happy about, wouldn’t have fallen into place had you not made the mistakes you made? Or that you’re a better person because of it? That what you learned from it made something even better possible? I know most people here aren’t much into the belief that things are “meant to be”, or the concept of suffering making one a better person, which both seem like they could be effective coping mechanisms, so how do you get over the sadness or regret of those “I wish so bad I had/hadn’t …” moments?
Despite being one of the most sunnily optimistic, ridiculously cheerful, annoyingly positive people I know, I fall firmly in the bitter regret category.
How about you? How do you handle the consequences of your mistakes?