the psychology of regret …

the psychology of regret and how to live with it…
“If we have goals and dreams and we want to do our best, and if we love people and we don’t want to hurt them or lose them, we should feel pain when things go wrong. The point isn’t to live without any regrets, the point is to not hate ourselves for having them… We need to learn to love the flawed, imperfect things that we create, and to forgive ourselves for creating them. Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly — it reminds us that we know we can do better.” ~ Kathryn Schulz

Kathryn Schulz, journalist and writer of the book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
[ excerpt from http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/12/05/kathryn-schulz-regret-ted/ ]
For more of her “characteristically potent formula of universal wisdom channelled through personal anecdotes and hard data” ~> WATCH

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