my regrets of life essay

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  • What Should Be Done Without Regard

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    “Things without all remedy should be done without regard; what’s done is done” This quote nicely captures our cultural unquestioned belief about regret that states that lamenting what has already occurred is foolish and that it is better to simply move on and forward. The initial thought when hearing this quote is that it is an admirable philosophy that people should follow, however, that is until I tell you who said it and in what context. This quote was spoken by Lady Macbeth convincing her husband

  • Should We Live Your Life?

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    Living Life to the Fullest - The 7 Regrets You Never Want to Have By Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez | Submitted On October 26, 2011 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook 1 Share this article on Twitter 1 Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon 1 Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg 1 Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez

  • Sheryl Sandberg Analysis

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    Moving Forward I’ve often experienced feelings of regrets because of risks I have taken or not taken and words I have said or left unsaid. I sometimes think about how I will deal with these in my future life and how I will cope with grief and other emotions as I grow older. In her book, Option B, author Sheryl Sandberg helps me deal with moments like these. She states, “Of the hundreds of answers, most had one thing in common: the majority of regrets were about failure to act, not actions that failed

  • Morrie Schwartz's Life Lessons

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    but others as well. Morrie deeply believed that before death of a person, they needed to forgive themselves and others while they still had the chance before you regretted it. “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others”(Albom 164). In my opinion, Morrie is right and this is possibly one of the most important lessons a person can learn. People need to learn to forgive themselves so they can rest in peace knowing that they are not a negligent person for what they did and to know it is

  • Persuasive Essay : Learning Self-Forgiveness

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    full of life-learned wisdom, and this bit of advice is ringing so true to me right now! I'm human. I'm not perfect. I'm going to do things wrong and make bad choices. Of course, that's not an excuse to go out and make bad choice after bad choice. I want to learn from my mistakes and not repeat them. But, some lessons are harder to learn than others. So, I need to practice self-forgiveness, go forward with the conviction that I won't make the same mistake twice, and then do everything in my power to

  • Theme Of Happiness In The Kite Runner

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    Hassan and Amir, reveals that obtaining a happier life requires minimal regrets, a positive perspective, and love. First, Amir’s constant regrets prevent him from feeling satisfied with his life, contrast to Hassan’s minimal regrets. Amir’s most haunting regret is that he did not stand up to Assef while Hassan was getting raped in an alleyway. Amir's regret of not standing up for Hassan, starts to haunt him when he states, “I understood the nature of my new curse: I was going to get away with it...That

  • Guilt And Regret Essay

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    Facing and Handling the Burdens of Pain, Guilt, and Regret Analyzing how guilt and regret stick with one forever not to mention the constant weight of pain, Oedipus and Amir the (main characters) confront guilt, regret, and pain in hopes to relieve themselves from the burdens. Guilt and regret two things everyone should be very familiar with because they tend to co-sign together. However, let’s not forget about pain; it may haunt one forever. After all everyone knows what they did/didn’t do,

  • Henry Thoeau once warned ‘Never look back unless you are planning to go that way’. This applies to

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    which highlights his missed opportunities, thus all he can do is look back over his life with regret. Stevens is advised by a gentleman, 'Don't keep looking back all the time, you're bound to get depressed.' The ironic tone highlights that it is too late for Stevens to be warned as he has been emotionally repressed throughout his employment at Darlington Hall. Chad Murray also believed that ‘Our biggest regrets are not

  • The Music Analysis Of I Bet My Life

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    “I Bet My Life” is a song on the Smoke + Mirrors album that was created by Imagine Dragons and released to the public in 2015. The band's music contains a few styles that help portray the depth of the feelings being the song. “I Bet My Life” shows and portrays the emotions behind leaving someone and then regretting the decision but that there can be hope. The music grows louder as the singer grows more insistent of returning, and softer when he speaks of the regret of his actions in the past. The

  • Short Essay About My Brother

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    growing up. All Danny’s life, he grew up in a southside neighborhood of Chicago, Garfield Ridge. The block he lived on is where he made a lot of his close friendships and made him the person he is today. He is an average sized eighteen year old boy with short brown hair. He has a good sense of style and but also likes to wear athletic clothing. Unlike most men, Danny owns multiple pairs of shoes that range from Nike gym shoes to fancy dress shoes. If there is one thing I know about my brother it is that