"Regrets, I've had a few...sing it Frankie baaaabie......
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way"
- Lyrics from "I Did It My Way" song, Frank Sinatra
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages—and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
-- Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll
Maaan oh maaan, I know well,
they tug at the very soul strings of your heart.
In fact they're pulling mine apart.
Why did I? Why didn't I? Those WHY WORDS I was talkin' about. Regrets are a direct result of past mistakes. You can also have regrets because of failure to achieve in your life, which, I suppose, is a mistake anyway. Regrets have the potential to haunt you to your grave if you are not careful, if you are not aware. Regrets can be naughty NEGOBS, the NEGativity dragging you down from the feelings of guilt caused by the OBStacle, your past mistake(s). Indeed, regrets can be one of the most difficult negative emotions one can deal with. And nobody, I mean nobody, can escape them for they are a part of our life experiences. Right now I am suffering regret. I mucked up in the PAST. Lots. I know I have done things wrong and I have set myself a course to try and right my wrongs. But I ran out of time in some areas. I deserve to suffer. I need to beat myself up emotionally. But more than anything I need to learn......
The regrets NEGOBS can beat you up bad, and sometimes the belting is justified. Sometimes you have to cop a reminder of your poor PAST form to move forward. Sometimes you need the pain to reinforce the life lesson's aim. You need to be reminded that you can't just go around making mistakes at the expense of other people and then use the lame excuse that it is PAST news. Sometimes you need to apologize. And then apologize again. And then again. and again.You need to be accountable for your past actions. You need to regret. You MUST HURT. But then......
Here I be
Here I try to live with ME"
Then you will be able to FIX what you have FAARKED, just like I am trying to do.
Or so the story goes........