📑 The Problem With ‘No Regrets’

Bookmarked The Problem With ‘No Regrets’ by Arthur C. Brooks (theatlantic.com)

If you never pine for a different past, you’ll stay trapped in a cycle of mistakes.

Discussing Dan Pink’s book The Power of Regret, Arthur Brooks unpacks the world of regret. He discusses the four varieties:

  • Connection regret
  • Moral regret
  • Foundation regret
  • Boldness regret

Brooks explains that the challenge is to “acknowledge it and use it for learning and improvement.” To do so, he provides three steps for contemplating the past:

  • Kill the ghost by owning the ghost
  • Forgive yourself
  • Collect your diploma and build on your experience

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