Moving on after Regret

Published 18 Sep 2017

Life is not life if it doesn’t experience any regret. However, regrets can become either inspiration to move forward, or loads that interfere with your present contentment and restrict your future. It’s a good thing if regrets serve as a challenge in our daily existence.

People tend to look back and realize keenly the failures and let pass opportunities that might have significantly improve his life events. Like this people, I am not different to others that glance back at the past and realized some missed opportunities and wrong decisions I made.

Given a chance to change a situation in the past, almost certainly, I will not quit college only to have to start all over again.

One decision I regretted most is when I quitted college; only to start all over again just to have a decent job. I wasted two years of my precious time because of this impulsive decision.
Education in its broadest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual and in its technical sense education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, values, and skills from one generation to another through institutions.[1]

Education is the only wealth, anyone cannot steal. Even if I have regret in the past about my decision, it serves as a challenge for me to finish my college studies. This serves as my inspiration to look forward and achieve my goals. There is no time crying over spilled milk. The wasted two years of my life is a long instance, and of all the negative emotions, I recognized it as the most valuable turning point of my life since it helped me make sense of my education and life processes as a whole; stood up where I fell and correct what I have done wrong.

Moving on is the best thing I did after those challenges.


  • Kneller G. F. (1997). Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. New York: John Wiley and Sons. pp.20-21.
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