Regret (26)

1 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-06 18:24 [Del]

Do you regret how your life turned out? Why or why not?

The only thing I regret is my complacency when I was younger and a general lack of motivation.

2 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-06 18:38 [Del]

Sometimes. But realistically it would have just ended up as a different type of shit had I made different choices in life anyhow.

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4 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-06 18:39 [Del]

Nah.
I'm fine with how it turned out.

I mean, constant headaches, severe depression, and spiraling despair is bad, sure, but at least I'm not a normalfag.

5 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-06 18:40 [Del]

Nope. I'm one of the few lucky ones who isn't depressed even though I've been a NEET for over a decade. I'm just a "weirdo" who never cared about society. I just played video games and watched anime since I was a child, and I still do the same stuff and enjoy it immensely.

though I wish my mom was ok with it, lol.

6 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-06 19:20 [Del]

Regret is a false narrative you apply to a situation after the fact to avoid having to admit you are a slave to circumstances, a leaf in the wind. Even if you feel you made a specific decision at one point, the influences behind the decision you made had already been set by circumstances and prior experiences - there was no choice. Sure, people find it "motivating" to pretend they have self-agency, etc. but it doesn't match up with the facts. If we're so free to choose, why do we end up in bad situations as a result of those choices? A choice where you can't grasp the consequences of the options isn't a choice, it's random or it's predetermined.

7 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-06 19:50 [Del]

8 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-06 20:21 [Del]

I regret nothing.

9 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-07 06:07 [Del]

I only regret stupid or embarrassing things that I've done.

Otherwise I didn't have any control over how my life turned out, so in that regard I regret nothing.

10 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-07 06:21 [Del]

Yes and no. I don't see how my life could have ever been anything else than it currently is, with that said, I still wish I weren't born though.

11 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-08 17:41 [Del]

I used to believe that all my problems were caused by the environment I live in, mainly my family. I thought I had the potential to become a decent person, get an education and find a good job; I thought the only reason I failed at that was because I wasn't in the right circumstances to make use of that potential. Though lately I started to think that maybe giving up right away just because circumstances are unfavorable wasn't the best course of action. I don't really feel much regret but I've come to realize that life is inherently unfair and yet the attitude of my past self amounts to nothing but throwing a tantrum because life didn't treat me fairly. In hindsight I'm just ashamed of how conceited I was for thinking that anyone owed me anything.

12 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-09 02:50 [Del]

It depends.

I don't know, if by regret you mean wish it had turned out differently. Then yes. I really wish I could have turned out to be that polymath scientist I wanted to be as a kid. Or to have discovered something that I was passionate about, or not fall into depression.

But if by regret you mean any specific action or even general action I think I should have taken and missed? I do not really believe any such thing existed. I suppose I am a bit of a deterministic, but I do not really see any path looking back that I could have taken. There was never a moment where I had a choice that I think I would have made any other way. If I could go back with foreknowledge I would do things differently, but as it stood, I don't really think there was ever a moment I changed tracks. I have always been on this rail, chugging along to my final destination.

13 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-09 04:59 [Del]

The way I deal with regret is the following (possible) rationalisation:
If I could go back in time and change my decision? Would I have?
This is a meaningless question since given all the information I know now it would violate causality. When I made decisions back then, I only had access to the information I had back then. With the exact same information, would I make the same decision again?

The answer is yes.

So how could I really regret anything?

For instances where no decision of mine was made, I was helpless anyway. The same logic applies.

Even recent regret can get framed like this if you're careful enough- but there comes a point where you realise that now and the past are the same- IE the decision what to eat 5 minutes ago catches up with what drink to have now. You can regret knowingly making the wrong decision. But what is the wrong decision? Even if something is 'clearly' the wrong decision, and you still do it, then how come?
This shouldn't be interpreted as an excuse to be lazy, for example. But as a reason to not get tied down in the past. Concentrate on the now.

14 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-09 07:28 [Del]

>>6
>>10
>>12
>>13
My deterministic pals. There was never any other option besides us posting on this imageboard right now and leading the lives we did.

Everyone pretends that free will is a real thing, though. Even I do, sometimes.

15 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-09 08:52 [Del]

>>14
This is true. You don't have any choice from the start whatsoever. Just an illusion of it. You can't even choose if you want to be born, you just forced to exist. How can you regret that? You can't change it. Outcome would be the same, but even more shittier than it is now.

16 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-11 08:00 [Del]

I regret that I should've studied harder when I was at middle school. I always think that if I did, I would've been able to go to a more decent school, have more decent friends, and have a better job than I currently have(although I'm quite content with my current one). But >>6 might be right, there are those lucky fucks born to have a happy life from the start while the others gets the opposite fate.

17 Name: Anonymage : 2015-10-11 09:22 [Del]

The only thing I regret is not getting diagnosed with autism sooner than I did

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19 Name: Anonymage : 2019-11-10 06:56 [Del]

>>6
This. I couldn't have done it any differently, so why regret?

20 Name: Anonymage : 2019-11-10 06:58 [Del]

But, almost every purchase i've ever made has been regretted. This should inform future purchases, but it won't if everything is working as it should.

21 Name: Anonymage : 2019-11-11 12:48 [Del]

Yes, I regret my life. I think I could have been happier if I understood the things I do now back then and still had chances to become a different person. I mostly regret never getting close to anyone in my life and therefore having a life absent of many experiences. But whatever, shit happens. All you can do is go forward.

22 Name: Anonymage : 2019-11-11 23:46 [Del]

In many ways yes, I couldn't have dreamt up a more meaningless, bizarre and frequently humdrum existence if I tried barring some crippling injury. It could be worse I suppose, but that mantra becomes exceedingly tiring after a while.

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24 Name: Anonymage : 2019-11-16 12:22 [Del]

I only regret not killing those fucks while i still could. I'm speaking metaphorically since I'm legally obliged to say that on this FBI monitored site. Know how they maintain website costs? by whistleblowing potential school shooters, there are many white male virgins here

25 Name: Anonymage : 2019-11-17 17:48 [Del]

I regret not accepting my lonely road of a future as a child.

26 Name: Anonymage : 2019-11-18 13:10 [Del]

Why even bother being an American if the USA has debt, Obamacare, food stamps, regulations, wars, illegal immigrants, nanny state laws, security cameras, license plate readers, checkpoints, redlight cameras, speed cameras, FBI facial and voice recognition, curfews, gun bans, NSA wiretapping, the end to the right to silence, free speech bans, searches without warrants, private prisons, mandatory minimums, 3 strikes laws, CISPA, SOPA, IMBRA, private prison quotas, no knock raids, take down notices, no fly lists, terror watch lists, Constitution free zones, stop and frisk, 3 strikes laws, kill switches, National Security Letters, DNA databases, kill lists, FBAR, FATCA, Operation Chokepoint, TSA groping, civil forfeiture, CIA torture, NDAA indefinite detention, secret FISA courts, FEMA camps, laws requiring passports for domestic travel, IRS laws denying passports for tax debts, gun and ammo stockpiles, laws outlawing protesting, police militarization, chain gangs, boot camps, and Jade Helm?

The elites who give campaign donations to politicians to make laws that enslave Americans, the Gestapo who enforce the decrees, and the Americans who pay taxes and say nothing are all responsible for the US collapse.

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