The choices we make are irreversible. We cannot hit the "rewind" button to that part of our lives when we make stupid and thoughtless choices. Those choices that, when we look back at it, we ask ourselves the reason for such choices. It makes me laugh to think about the countless times when I would just wish I could go back to different moments in my life and change something. But I never could. I would, sometimes, wake up in the morning and hope that I had gone a day back. But it never was. I only keep moving forward.
Choices are never isolated. One thing usually leads to another. Sad part, most of our stupid choices lead to some other stupid choices. REASON, because we never learn. we refuse to keep moving forward and instead, stop and pause and wish to go back. Rewind. We waste good opportunities to learn because all we see are stupid choices not learning experiences.
Stupid choices are not facts, they are a matter of perception. stupid choices become barricades. Stupid choices become unopened windows. Your choice. They could be barricades that completely hinder you from moving forward. or they become unopened windows, those untapped opportunities that, once tapped and opened, could lead to something amazing. perception.
Happiness. Satisfaction. Misery. Regret. The difference of how we perceive stupid mistakes lies in the emotional stance of the self.
This post is written by a friend of mine from law school.