Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Wake Up And Smell The Regret
Nothing smells like a lie to me more than someone saying they have no regrets. I'm not stating that it's not possible to live a life without regrets or that there aren't actually people without regrets - I mean, there's obviously no way that I could possibly know that.
I'm stating I'm just mighty skeptical/cynical whenever I hear someone make the statement that they don't have any regrets, is all.
It just doesn't seem possible to me to live a life full of interactions with other humans and not manage to end up with a regret or two, or two hundred.
My personal, constitionally-protected opinion on regrets is that they are unresolved (or unreconciled, I suppose) issues from an individual's past that, until they are dealt with or resolved in a satisfactory manner have an undue influence on how a person thinks about life and especially on how a person behaves in situations similiar to what created the regret.
It's possible I'm wrong about this...but people have issues...all people. At least those with a functioning conscience.
So, whenever I hear someone make the statement, "I have no regrets," I automatically think that they are telling me a bit of a fib, especially if I personally know that they do indeed have a few issues.
I mean, it's way better to assume that than to assume they're callous psychopaths, right?