Regret (Word For The Week)
Regret is defined as an emotional pain on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing.
To regret is to feel sorry about a thing that has happened, to wish that a thing had not happened, that something else had happened instead. It is to feel sorry about anything.
To regret is basically to be human. As humans, we have our good moments and the bad ones too. We do things we are extremely proud of and would want everybody to know we are responsible for such. So also, at times, we’ll do things we will come back to wish we hadn’t and do not want our names associated with.
In the age of “My Truth”, rather than owning up to mistakes, bearing the emotion of regret that comes with it and learning lessons for future applications from them, people stand their ground. Even in the midst of their wrongdoings, they’ll insist on viewing life only through their colored lenses and only look up when it is either too late or almost too late.
Regret is neither a bad nor a hard word. You are allowed to regret some things. Especially when you choose to learn from them.
Feeling remorseful or regret is not a sign of weakness. It is simply being human. Know that others have been where you are and still gone on to do better.
Do not let regret overwhelm you. Do not let it lead you into depression. Key into it to evaluate yourself, educate yourself, energize yourself and elevate yourself.