Do you ever feel good for regretting the actions you never made.
It's rarely possible to (regret and feel good) at the same time!
Regret means you wish you had chosen a different route from the one you took! Feeling good often accompanies the belief that you "dodged a bullet" or made the (right) choice for yourself.
Having said that there are people who leave toxic relationships/marriages and they regret they ever got involved with their ex but at the same time they may have had children with them which they adore and are grateful for.
In other words if they had not gotten involved with their ex then their children would not be who they are!
Another possible example might be sacrificing a dream in order to take care of children or family members. However in this case it's a conscious decision to make a priority change. The rewards of being a responsible caretaker outshined the idea of their dream/goal. Nevertheless it's a choice (they) felt was best. They'd do it again!
This is an interesting questions for the twist built into it.
Yes an impulsive person who for a change decided not to react can later feel good for not hitting back, otherwise it would have got him into the serious trouble with law.
Similarly, a chance to evade tax can be very tempting to some but on looking back couple of years later, the person who is much wiser now, can congratulate himself for not taking the short cut.
if the results turn out a blessing in disguise, yes, it feels good for not taking the action. Depends on what matters.
The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote several books about this question. According to him you would always regret!
You would regret if you married. You would regret if you did NOT marry. .. He had a long list of what you could do, or not do. You would regret it all. HOWEVER, his point was that you should not despair (instead you should feel good) because whatever choices you made those were "your choices", and according to him then you must choose.
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