The Nature of RegretsSubmitted by dwalters on Sat, 12/22/2012 - 17:49
There are only two reasons why a person should regret something:
1. The person knew better before performing the action.
2. The person thought he or she was doing the right thing and, then, didn't learn anything from the mistake.
Personally, I have made a some mistakes in the last few days.
First, I entered an intersection after only looking both ways one time only to find that the member between the windshield and the passenger window was obstructing my view of a coming vehicle (breaking a rule of mine that I established when I was 17 to at least look each way twice).
Second, I spoke badly of the medical examiner for the Sandy Hook case after watching an edited video and before watching the full version in its entirety.
Third, I made a post that would have caused stir among hardcore conspiracy theorists regarding Rima Laibow, MD figuratively saying that she was Adam Lanza's psychiatrist (which I had taken literally).
I don't plan on regretting any of these mistakes. What have I learned, or rather, what has been reinforced?
Haste makes waste!
We will all make mistakes. All we can do is admit them, learn from them, and try to not repeat them.