The Many Works of Pat Hatt
October 3, 2016
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.