If you learned you would die in a few days, what regrets would you have? Were you given five extra years of life, could you avoid those same regrets five years hence?
Hence? When was the last time you heard that word used in a sentence? Not that there’s anything wrong with it. It’s a perfectly acceptable word. Just not a common one, am I right?
I don’t believe in having regrets. Life is the series of choices that we make, for better or worse. The choices I’ve made throughout my life have led me to where I am today. Why should I regret that? And whether I die tomorrow, five years from now, or 50 years hence makes no difference. When it’s my time, it’s my time.
To quote 30 Rock‘s Tracy Jordan, “Regrets are for horseshoes and handbags.” That’s a good point, Tracy.
What about you? Would you have any regrets? Let me know in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.
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I agree that having regrets in life is pointless (why dwell on the past?), but I do have one, albeit insignificant in the long run: I wish I had the chance to play volleyball in college. I was really good throughout high school, but when I started college, I went to community college (didn’t have a team), then transferred to a 4 year school that had a team, but I was working 3 jobs along with attending class full time, so I didn’t have the time. But if I could do it all again, I would go to a 4 year school and play on a team for all 4 years.
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