I was thinking today how much I hate the little saying 'no regrets'. Such a big thing to say in such a brief, flippant way. How can anybody have no regrets? There is nothing that you've done that you wish you hadn't?
I understand the idea of not getting bogged down in guilt or dwelling on past mistakes-- but surely regretting those past mistakes is important and normal too? If I have a brother, and I do something to hurt him, and then apologise and he forgives me, well yes, the issue is dealt with and the matter closed. But I still regret having hurt him in the first place. No regrets says, yeah I hurt you, but if i could go back I would still do it all over again. Seems pretty pathetic to me.
I don't know, am I making too big a deal out of a little saying? (Before you answer that, remember that you can't go back and say things differently..)