Delectable Dee

I have heard the line, "Live a life without regrets." for so many times and I have agreed with it for so long now without really thinking about it. I've agreed with it for years but not today. No, not now. Not now when I am flooded with all these things I have desperately tried to forget.

What is so wrong with regrets? According to, regret is a feeling of disappointment or distress about something that one wishes could be different. And so I ask again, what is so wrong with regrets?

If regret is the feeling we get for not being satisfied with what's happened, does that mean to say that we should lead a careless and unreflective life? If so, then we'll never learn from our mistakes and we will never ponder on how to make things better the next time, if give the grace of a second chance.

I know that the saying probably means the same thing with "No use crying over spilled milk." but I'm thinking it's rather very cavalier for someone to go on a life with purely no regrets. Picture this: Little brother broke your mobile phone so you get pissed off and you slapped him a bit too hard and yelled something very degrading in the height of your rage. After a while, you calmed down and realized you've been too harsh. Do you feel remorse? Regret? Yes? But the saying states to live a life without regrets so you brush off the tugging feeling and justify your guilt by telling yourself, "Oh, the little bugger deserved it. A little discipline will do him good."

A life with no regrets. What a load of bull.

- I regret not waiting.
- I regret not paying attention.
- I regret being impulsive.

- I regret being insensitive.

- I regret for acting so slow.
- I regret lying.
- I regret [wasting] time with you.

- I [sometimes] regret forgiving [you].
- I regret yesterday[s].
- I regret I love[d] you.
- I regret stupidity.
- I regret weakness.

- I regret gutlessness.

- I regret songless nights.

- I regret forgotten memories.

- I regret indecisiveness.
- I regret.

Do you ever regret about me? Did you? I hope you did and I hope you do.

picture not mine.

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