Do you regret your past mistakes?

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years ago

    Do you regret your past mistakes?

  2. Ellieface profile image47
    Elliefaceposted 6 years ago

    Honestly, I don't really regret much of anything. There are only two or three things in my whole life I would do differently if I could go back and change them. Everything I have ever done (all the bad and good things that have happened to me) caused me to become the person I am today, and I like who I am today. smile

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, living with the present is the appropriate thing to do---thanks for your answer.

  3. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 6 years ago

    No, they happened for a reason and they got me where I am today. You learn from them and move on. Regrets just hold you back.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with your views--thanks for answering the question.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery.
    Generally speaking I don't dwell on the past. After all it is nothing I can do about it. Making mistakes is part of being human. No one is perfect. You have to take what you learn from your mistakes to improve your decision making process in the future. At some point you have to forgive yourself in order to move on with your life.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very true! I agree with your views completely. Thanks for taking out time to answer.

  5. SidKemp profile image89
    SidKempposted 6 years ago

    I used to. But then I learned the Buddhist practice of useful regret. Now, when I make a mistake - and I think we all do, frequently - I feel the pain (regret, shame, guilt) deeply and fully. Then I make a vow to become clear on the root cause of my error, and not to make it again. Then I live in the joy of awareness of my vows to love life and live fully.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a very nicely explained answer. Thanks for your response.

  6. fpherj48 profile image75
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    I have no time, nor energy or desire to look back, re-live history or bring to mind unpleasant circumstances.  I regret nothing.  I am who I am today for having lived my life, fully aware of the good, bad and indifferent.  I have failed and succeeded, lived and learned and continue to grow each day. I am very blessed.
    The present is all we can know.  The here and now is precious and not to be wasted...not one moment.......and most of all, there can be no future by living in the past.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very practical thought----I agree with your views. Thanks for answering.

  7. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    No, each mistake has brought me to where I am today and I'm quite satisfied with where I am.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is always  wise to look forward . Thanks for answering the question.

  8. onegoodwoman profile image73
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    One or two, of them...............I truly regret.............but for the most  part, they were simple building blocks, leading me to my own true self.

    And that is the way of the world.............learn and grow.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you are right. To err is human---but to realize one's mistake and learn from them is great. Thanks for your answer.

  9. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 6 years ago

    My past mistakes and failures are the stepping stones on my journey through life, without them I would not get where I am today:)

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very true---mistakes and failures always teach you some lesson. Thanks for your response.

  10. suzettenaples profile image89
    suzettenaplesposted 6 years ago

    No.  I'm a work in progress and I don't look at the past as any mistakes.  I have always made the best decision I could given the information and circumstances at the time.  I am content and happy with my decisions in life and I basically have no regrets.  Now, I don't want to relive my past, I'm glad its over and done with, but I don't sit around bemoaning any decisions I have made.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image79
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a wise approach and the most sensible thing to do. Thanks for your answer.

 
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