Musings on Regret

(I posted this on Mastodon and decided it needed a more permanent location).

Regret is useless if the only thing you take away from it is that you are somehow inferior for the decisions you make. Regret is a disservice and an attack on the decisions that got you here and they discount your tender heart and your ability to choose in the moment on what is best for you with available information.

Wishing that you had done something different to have a better life takes away from the beautiful gift you have now, here, to learn and do better.