“Don’t think about what you could have done differently.”
“Don’t beat yourself up.”
“Let the past go.”
Sayings we’ve all heard before. But are they valuable bits of wisdom, or valid, empty words?
Thats right! It’s time for more axiometry, my made-up word for examining common aphorisms and figuring out if they really make any sense:
Axiom: “A rule or principle that many people accept as true.”
–metry: “Art, process, or science of measuring.”
There are many variants of this particular axiom, but they all focus on the same thing: regret.
Ah, regret. A favorite topic of mine. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you should know how I feel about regret:
Carry around your past regrets, not as an anchor, but as a guide.
So you maybe you think you already know where I come down on this particular axiom.
But as with everything , we shall see. Continue reading “Axiometry Part III “Don’t Think About What You Could Have Done Differently.””