For me when I say I have no regrets, I mean I have learned from everyone of my
mistakes and therefore each mistake is a learning experience and each learning
experience made me who I am. I really am comfortable with myself. "Do all you can this day, and let the rest take care of itself."
OK Steve, I have regrets from my formative years but not a lot of them. I owe
this to three things:1) Parents and teachers who kept a close watch
over me to make sure I never did anything terribly egregious.2)
Being lucky enough to escape unscathed when I did manage to do something
egregious.3) Being self-disciplined, clear thinking, and
restrained.OK - so number "3" hardly every happened. The only type of regret that get's you anywhere though is
"pre-regret." I have managed to develop this from watching the mistakes
of other. It tends to take the fun out of doing something stupid when you have a
first-hand account of the possible consequences. So keep those regrets coming. I
still have plenty of stupid things I want to try.
Less Miserable comes to mind. I have story's I like to tell and
story's I try to forget. The story's I try to forget are the same
story's other people in the story wants to forget to, I'm in their
story. Ya regrets I have a lot.