What Regret Is - Deepstash

What Regret Is

A frequent corollary of guilt is regret. Frankly, regret can be a natural and healthy response to guilt. Regret involves accepting responsibility for some perceived offense or wrongdoing and being remorseful about it. It is often related to thoughts of contrition or repentance and it often leads to subsequent corrective actions and even preventive actions in the future.

So, regret is not necessarily a bad thing, unless it leads to shame.


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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

Guilt, regret, shame, and worry are not 4 independent stressors, but are often interrelated. They represent a virtual linear cascade that builds in intensity and duration, like a musical crescendo. Which of the 4 do you believe the crescendo is? You’d be surprised.

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