Regrets aren’t pleasant but I do think regret is interesting – and that we can learn from it. This is the topic of my guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called Do You Have Regrets?

In it I cover the idea that ‘it is useless to worry about about the past (so don’t have regrets)’ and why I’m uncomfortable with this position (though it is one that comes pretty naturally to me) and what we can learn if we listen to our regrets.

I hope you like it, Evan.


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4 Comments to “Regrets”

  1. Nacie Carson says:

    Hey Evan,

    Loved your guest post – I couldn’t agree more. While having no regrets sounds like the idea state, when you have no regrets you are unable to learn from your previous mistakes. Perhaps the best solution is it is OK to have regrets, but to not let them become cancerous and diminishing in your current and future life. Well said as always!

  2. Evan says:

    Thanks Nacie, I really like, “not let them become cancerous and diminishing in your current and future life”. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Zoli Cserei says:

    Hey Evan,

    Interesting things you said!

    I think of being free of regrets like being perfect. It’s a goal. We may never become perfect, but we continually try (at least I do, and as far as I know you, you also do) to improve on our weaker points. Also, we probably never reach a state where we don’t have anything to regret, as we continually make mistakes, but I think we should constantly be trying to process, and thus preferably eliminate as many regrets as we can.

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Hadkins 😀

    😉 Zoli

  4. Evan says:

    Hi Zoli, welcome to my blog. Like you I think we continually process and so hopefully have fewer regrets as we go along through life. Thanks for your comment.

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