“I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.” Brittany Renée – British writer
By Dwight Edwards
We are all required to live with regrets. Like it or not. At some level most of us would like to please the people around us, especially our loved ones. We also want to follow our dreams. And inevitably there will come times when the two collide. The outcome of those clashes will be regret one way or the other. Regret about not being able to please others or regret about not having followed our dreams. And at times, this is a monumentally difficult choice. But one must choose. As British writer Brittany Renée put it, “I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.”
The great tragedy in life is not discovering that our idea or dream is unattainable. The monumentally greater tragedy is never setting out to fully pursue it because it seemed too absurd, too displeasing to others, or too impractical. One of the most haunting questions that follows a person all their life is “What if?” “What if I’d gone ahead and pursued that soul -captivating dream or idea?” If we go for it, win or lose, we silence that question forever. And that, my friend, is a silence immeasurably worth living with.
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