I’m glad I have regrets.

“Live life with no regrets!” seems to be a popular adage these days. 

I think it’s problematic. Dumb, even.

I try to make decisions that I won’t later regret. But if/when I DO make a mistake, I want to regret it. I want to make amends (when appropriate), learn from it, forgive myself, and move on. But I don’t want to NOT regret it, or not acknowledge it was a mistake. That’s ignorant. That’s foolish. And above all, that’s prideful. 

The “no regrets” philosophy seems to be based on the implication that nothing is inherently wrong. Nothing is bad. Everything is fluid, so why not just go with it?

I cannot and will not get behind that.

“And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness….” -2nd Nephi 2:13

I have regrets. I don’t waste my life punishing myself for past mistakes, but I have things I wish I had done differently;

I have regrets. And I’m glad I do.

What are YOUR thoughts/ experiences concerning regrets?


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