I was talking to a friend recently, telling her my regrets about something I did or didn’t do with one of my kids. I worked myself into a tearful tizzy, and she said, “You don’t know what you don’t know. When you knew, you did things different.”
It seems simple, cliched even. But sometimes I can’t see the simple truth when I’m staring at it through tear-filled eyes.
Retrospection and regret can teach me valuable lessons, but some regrets boil down to I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. I acknowledge that I don’t know everything, do my best, embrace the lessons learned, and let go of those regrets.
- Reassurance will not put my regret to rest. (anerdslife.wordpress.com)
- Outing Yourself…and Regret… (syrracoventry.wordpress.com)
- Regrets – I’ve had a few (bridgetschaumann.wordpress.com)
- Moving On Beyond Regrets (philosophybank.org)