Being REGRETFUL is absolutely OK
Daniel Pink in his best selling book, The Power of Regret enlightens us on the power of REGRET. Regret is not always negative and when used judiciously can bring a lasting change in our lives.
The following insight adopted from the book is truly illuminating and teaches us to live with regret.
Our cognitive apparatus is designed, at least in part, to sustain us in the long term rather than balm us in the near term. We need the ability to regret our poor decisions—to feel bad about them—precisely so we can improve those decisions in the future.The Power of Regret – Dan Pink