the feeling of sadness- for an action that has been committed
- for inaction
Everyone's the same. We still have our own individual personality, but there is a collective consciousness where, on some level, we all are connected.
We all have to make choices and where a bad choice is made, it leads to regret.
Here are some we can connect on to:
1. Stayed in touch with some good friends
There’s usually one childhood or school friend who we were best friends with. We might have stayed in touch at first but then got busy. Maybe we don’t have their number or email any more. We always wonder what it would be like to sit down with them again for a coffee.
2. Living life not on your own beliefs
Living the life that my parents wanted me to live instead of the one I wanted to. Our happiness is derived through their happiness - or so we think. It's only later - 10 or 20 years on - where we discover that friends around us are dying and we're not really doing what we want to do.
3. Not taking care of my health when I had the chance
It shouldn't take a major calamity to get us to prioritize our health and diet. Small habits every day make a big difference here over time.
4. Breaking up / Getting dumped
Romance is a big area of regret for most of us. Maybe we dumped someone that we wish we hadn't. Maybe they dumped us. Most play a never-ending game of "what might have been" for the rest of their lives.
5. Gone on more trips with family/friends
Trips with family and friends - to around the world, or even to the lake - are the stuff that memories are made of later in life. We really remember trips.