No Regret

You shouldn’t regret.

I’m not saying you should just go bold and do whatever your heart tells you to. Mindlessness has nothing to do with no regret. And mindlessness, will definitely leave you with regrets.

To have no regret is to put 100% effort into the things you do while you make a decision, thus each decision you made will not make you regret later in life.

To have no regret means to concentrate, to exert yourself, thus you won’t later regret that you could have just done better.

To have no regret, is how I have lived so far. I believe there are many other people in the world who live without regrets.

It takes grit, braveness and intelligence to make a man with no regret. He has to stand by his choices, and his actions.

A man with boldness can live with no regret, however the more rationality one possesses, the more he will be regretful towards his wrongdoings. An idiot lives happily with no regret, a bold one indeed.

Thus we can conclude, to have no regret requires one to be either side of the two extremes–an idiot or a perfectionist.

I have lived my life pretty much with no regret, and I exert this principle as much as I can. To have no regret means I have to exert myself everyday I walk, I talk, I play and I do. It is definitely a burden in terms of these years. However it grows on me, the principle of no regret. I really, try not to have any form of regret. Because regret, makes me miserable. It makes me feel bad about my self and my wrongdoings, it constantly tingles my nerves as I could have done better. But what’s past is past, it left you a miserable old man full of regrets.

If one does not want to experience regrets, he must make it perfect every time he does anything.

  • Did you exert yourself today? Are you proud of yourself today? Have you done anything regrettable today?
  • Shall I make this move? Will the outcome be satisfying enough? What’s the possible way to get the best possible outcome?
  • Can you accept the loss? Will you be able to amend the loss? If not, what’s the best thing you can do to keep the loss at a minimum?

When you make actions, or decisions, these are all the questions you need to ask yourself so you won’t regret.

To not regret, is to know, to understand and to appreciate–the things before, and the things behind. Know your future, and understand your past, last but not least, appreciate what the world has given you and what you have exerted on them. Knowing you have truly tried your best, is nothing but a content.

To exert yourself, and to perfect, is the way to not regret.

It’s hard, to make a man with no regret, but that’s how I become.

 

 

Epilogue

Some may say that to be no regret is just a way of hypocrisy. A man truly with no regret does not exist. Everyone more or less has some wrongdoings in the past, and somehow they regret it.

My opposition: To have no regret does not mean one can not make mistakes. He tries his best so that he minimizes the possible mistakes. And I do agree that somehow we all made some mistakes. But to have no regret does not mean we have to look back at our mistakes, our wrongdoings with sorry eyes. You acknowledge you have made a mistake, and contemplate how to not make the same mistake twice the next time, because that, will make you truly regret, also an idiot.

Some may also argue that “knowing you have tried your best” is a cowardice, because people usually use it when they couldn’t find any better solutions, or they use it as a psychological ease/salvation. As one does not know he could have done better, thus the premise of having regrets is valid.

My perspective: It’s true, if we are putting the “knowing you have tried your best” as an ease for the peace of mind. However, to have no regret has a prerequisite that you did perform the best out of yourself. If one does not know he can do better, he will definitely have regrets. To have no regret requires you to know yourself very well, that how much the limit, how long you can preserve, and how well your conditions–both bodily and mentally.

Plus, to accept this argument means to regard others’ as your judgements. In this case, it is internally wrong and it won’t result in any constructive advice and good outcomes. No one knows yourself better than your own.

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