All about regrets | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 23, 2019

All about regrets

At the cross roads of life, we all contemplate on the what if’s? Yes, that includes the ‘what if I took a sound decision on my finances, health, or matters of bringing up my child, or why I didn’t spend a little more time with my in-laws, or hold the hands of my father a little tighter, maybe in the hopes that the angel of death would be left waiting a little longer.’

Well, whatever we say or do in that moment in time is lost forever, and all we are left with are the lingering regrets.

But I choose to ignore regrets, mainly because I have too many to count. Thus, what’s done is done.

I believe I should move forward. I mean what is the point in sulking about whether my publication, Star Lifestyle, could have looked better on Baishakh, or if I could have avoided dunking the butter cookies in my afternoon tea, or had the patience to handle the office IT novice better.

The what ifs and could haves are not for me, it bogs you down, chains your spirit, and pretty soon, you are left depressed.

I would say, bring it on, let me fight the anaemia, the depressed heart valves, the melancholy and whatever.

I will not regret my buttered toasts, or any other bad choices I made in life.

For this first week of Baishakh, let’s all march forward and find happiness on our own terms.

Read our cover story- far from the madding crowd- and decide for yourself whether life is worth the bold mistakes you made, or the decisions you took, and whether there is any room for regret.

After all, failures teach you some of the best lessons, and regrets are the teachers.

Have a happy reading with Star Lifestyle this week, and don’t forget to enjoy our glamorous jewellery shoot. The jewellery are neither gold, nor precious, but dazzling imitations.

It’s all about how you perceive it.


-- RBR

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