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Monday, December 14, 2009

Regret is a waste of valuable time. What is done is done.

Mark Twain was told by his mother to stop his crying over his dead father's body because it doesn't matter to him anymore.

What is done is done.

This is interesting advice and it can be used as a mantra when you find yourself having regrets about past actions. Save your energy to deal with your current decisions and choices. Action takes place in the now and the past is gone. There is no bigger waste of time and energy than regret because you cannot change the past events in your life. This is not rocket science but we all give into the woulda, coulda, shoulda drama once in a while. You stop drinking alcohol by not drinking alcohol. Stop being maudlin by not allowing youself to drift into this kind of thinking.

Rocket Science required here.