I want to speak on “what might have been” or indulging in those thoughts. I use “indulge” as I see a boatload of people who are, at the risk of ruining what they have, indulging in those “what if” sort of thoughts. Some have lost the thread entirely, and lost.
I don’t think any of us are immune, wanting something different or better when the reality isn’t all roses and smelling good. Hindsight is always popping up to raise a flag showing you where a situation went pear shaped.
But, what if you are reveling in those daydreams and fantasies, to the exclusion of appreciating what you actually have?
So – I don’t know everyone’s story: and if I were to be honest, I’ve been guilty of rose-tinting my own participation in the downfall of the current because I was too involved with making a comparison, or held up with the “I should have done X but I chose M”. Regret and remorse are bitter pills to swallow.
I’m just babbling here: but it should be something to ponder. Are you truly living for the moment, giving your all, so regret is not a companion that shadows your every move?