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How to Live without Regrets

In the movie, Last Holiday, the heroine main character said, “I wasted too much of my life being quiet. I was afraid, I guess. You know how it is. You keep your head down and you hustle and hustle. Then you look up one day and wonder: ‘How did I even get there?’ Some of the things we care about a lot are pretty worthless.” We all have something stored in our memory banks of the past that we wish we could have done differently, or something we wish we had not done. We all have regrets. But, we cannot let them set what we focus on today. Regrets are just opportunities in disguise, and we can learn from them and move forward to live a more productive and happy life. Since you cannot change the past, try to let go of it and move forward to make the most out of your life. Everyone has the opportunity to start fresh every single day. May these help you to stop living in regret and practice living a fresh life.

Be true to yourself. Are you nervous at the thought of being yourself? Many people worry needlessly over what others will think and say about them. They live according to what others expect, just so they do not lose face or go down in other people’s estimations. Unfortunately, this also stops us from doing what we want for ourselves. As one of my professors once told me, “Listen to others for advice, but always follow your own heart in the end. No one can live your life for you; you must live it for yourself.”

Follow your dreams. We all have dreams. We become happy when we do something that makes us happy. You would like to travel all around the world or write your first book or help other people do something. Some are big and ambitious, while others are small and more realistic. No matter it is, find a way to get what you really, really want.

Never be afraid to love. As one of my professors told me, “There is no more powerful force in the word than love. We must risk opening ourselves to others to truly experience their love. Even if you love and later lost that love, you can continue to keep that love alive inside you and share it with others.” If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart. Love passionately and expect nothing in return. That’s love.

Above all, love yourself first. We cannot truly allow others to love us, until we first love ourselves. Practice loving yourself: do things that please you, spend quality time with yourself, write love letters to yourself, practice saying and feeling “I love you” in the mirror. The practice of loving yourself makes you a more attractive person in the world. When you truly love yourself, you will exude and spread a magnetic energy to those around you. If you put these pieces of advice into practice, you will find who you really are and then with that decision, you can live without regrets.

Kim Yu-yeong  tbfor700@dongguk.edu

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  • Chita 2015-12-01 22:50:42

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