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How to overcome regret, according to science - The Week


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The research shows we consistently regret missed opportunity.

Education, career, relationships… our errors in these domains loom so large because of all the possibilities that might have changed our lives.

A second thing the research confirms is that the old saw is true: you're more likely to regret the things you didn't do.

The very idea of missed opportunity is grasping. 

Don't grasp and no regret arises.  

Never fall in love and you'll never know the pain of losing someone you love. 

To get over regret, ask two questions:

1. What can I learn from this?

2. How could it have been worse?