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It might have been

· by roy · Read in about 1 min · (133 Words)
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“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.”

― John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller - Pamphlet

It is human nature perhaps, to think about those alternate realities that might have come from different decisions or different dispositions.

If only I was braver.

If only I was more decisive.

If only I didn’t have something holding me back.

If only I knew what I knew now.

If only I had fought harder for it.

If only I could speak to her again one last time.

If only I realized what it all meant.

While unavoidable, best not to linger in these alternate worlds too long. Regret is a trap that takes us away from the present. Learn what we can from our mistakes, and move on.