What do you regret about your life? That question can be viewed merely in general terms but also as specifics. In general, I do not regret my life. I have lived a life that spans nine decades. I have viewed the lives of two generations before me and two generations after me.
Yet, there are specific situations and choices I regret. I suspect that is common. Unfortunately, life is such that there are situations we create that we cannot fix.
Yes, I have a few.
Most are regrets for things I have said. Many of those can be repaired with an apology. Some cannot. A few of my regrets are for things I have done. Some can be repaired. Some cannot.
Life does not give us many opportunities for a do-over.
a new attempt or opportunity to do something after a previous attempt has been unsuccessful or unsatisfactory
Part of the learning process, as well as the scientific method, requires us to do-over something.
The process in the scientific method involves making conjectures (hypotheses), deriving predictions from them as logical consequences, and then carrying out experiments or empirical observations based on those predictions
Human life means we try. Sometimes we fail. Sometimes we can fix what we did wrong. Sometimes we cannot.
That situation may bring about regrets.
I think regrets also require humility, a major component of my 4H Club project.
Other regrets in life are job choices. There are times when I took a job simply because I needed a job to pay bills. The result is obvious now. I paid bills but held a miserable job.
Other regrets include people. Some I regret ever meeting. I regret how I acted toward some who did not deserve what I did or said. Most of those regrets cannot be repaired.
From the Grammarist:
Time heals all wounds is a proverb that means that grief and sorrow will lessen over time; emotional pain is relieved as time passes. Though the expression time heals all wounds is often quoted, people who have experienced loss and grief usually dispute the sentiment.
I know the proverb says time heals all wounds.
It does not.