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  • October 3, 2016

Guilt Comes To Play!


Really going deep once more with the question at the question of the month shore. Though it is an easy one for me. I did think about it for a second or two though. What is the question? Away we go.

“What’s a decision you’ve made in the past that you know, logically, was the right decision to make, but which you still feel guilty or regretful about?”

Right, wrong or otherwise I have done nothing that I regret or feel guilty about. Why? Because firstly, who wants to waste time doing any of that. Secondly, I’ve done nothing that really equates to more than jay walking when it boils down to it. Thirdly, and the most important, you change one thing and the dominoes fall a whole different way in life. Now the dominoes could fall for the better or they could fall for the worse. Also, if they did, you’d be left wondering “what if” about the life you currently have now where as you are left wondering “what if” about the life you currently don’t have that you would have if the dominoes fell another way. Wow, that was a run on sentence and can hurt the head if thought about too long.

Is there things I’d never do again? Yep, a whole bunch of them. But if I had never done them I would have never learned that they were stupid or useless or what have you and then, once again, you’d be left wondering the whole what if. I’d much rather have done them and learned from my mistakes than regret or feel guilty about it. They mold you and, unless you’re brain dead, let you learn and grow more as a person. Being perfect all the time gets you nowhere. You learn far more from failing, in most cases, than you ever do from winning.

So logically or not, pffft to any guilt or regret is all I can say. Unless I croak tomorrow there will be plenty more things I do wrong or screw up over the years and yet, I’ll keep on keepin’ on. Plus I don’t plan on ever going on a murder spree or anything like that, so they’ll only be little things, nothing much to regret or feel guilty about. Do you let guilt or regret rule you?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Tamara Narayan

2016-10-03 12:54:56 Reply

I like your attitude. Why spend time regretting the past when there are so many new mistakes to be made?

    Pat Hatt

    2016-10-03 18:54:39 Reply

    Yep, so many new and let them come

Susan Gourley

2016-10-03 14:39:19 Reply

You are always so logical and to the point on this blog. I agree with you completely. I don’t have time for regrets either. Lessons learned and moved on for me.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-10-03 18:55:20 Reply

    The way to be. I guess I’m more logical when I’m not that cat, at least less of a smart arse lol

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2016-10-03 16:25:40 Reply

Well said. Can I steal your answer?

    Pat Hatt

    2016-10-03 18:55:38 Reply

    Steal away any day!

Arlee Bird

2016-10-03 19:52:45 Reply

Yep, that’s the way I see it too. In fact that was my answer too, instead I didn’t put mine quite as expressively as you did. Now I feel guilt and regret for not having answered mine better. Well, not really, but I thought it was worth saying that just to try to be kind of funny.

It really wasn’t especially funny though. And I regret that.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

    Pat Hatt

    2016-10-03 20:10:30 Reply

    Wow, I gave you two regrets in the span of one post. I don’t regret it though. lol

Toi Thomas

2016-10-03 20:51:27 Reply

There’s little I regret if I’ve done the right thing, and even if I haven’t, I’ve probably learned something. Still, sometimes I might feel bad if someone gets hurt.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-10-03 22:57:03 Reply

    Yeah, not fun if someone gets hurt, but many a time said person blows things way out of proportion too.

Jemima Pett

2016-10-04 09:08:24 Reply

Well said. This is a question that has different layers of meaning for different people. It’s interesting how everyone is approaching it.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-10-04 10:17:20 Reply

    Yeah, it sure is different to many


2016-10-04 23:19:01 Reply

Yes, I have two regrets, and I learned from both of them. Never again.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-10-05 10:23:43 Reply

    Learning is what has to be done so it doesn’t happen again

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