I have always found it odd that some people say they do not regret the choices they made or the way things turned out in their lives following some series of events. I myself have many regrets. While it is true that I have learned a lesson from each of them, I would have preferred to have been firm in my knowledge of those lessons without having to learn them the hard way.
Therefore I enjoyed reading this small paragraph(between father and daughter) from the novel Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini.
“I have nothing to regret,” she said.
“So every fool says at first. Nor would you admit it if you had. You are like that. You go your own way in spite of advice from older heads.”
There you have it. Once again art demonstrates the truth of life much more precisely than I could ever have said myself.