Quote: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain
Quoted by Tim Fargo
Before I started to comment on the above-noted quote, I did a bit of search. It turned out that the quote was not from Mark Twain, even though this is the most misquoted quote on the internet.
Anyway, it is like argue about the beliefs of various religions, there’s no right or wrong. We believe what we believe. It doesn’t make sense to clear cut whose is right and whose is wrong, just like the proverb “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”, and, we do not need to figure out where this one came from. Let’s focus on what we want rather than analyze the causes.
I don’t need to wait for twenty years to feel disappointed about certain things that I didn’t do. There are quite a few. However, if I merge myself into the disappointments, I will never be satisfied again, because I know I am making decisions that I might feel disappointed later on. So how can I be satisfied again? After continuous reading, I know that when we own our decisions, when we take the responsibility to say “This is my choice.”, we are empowering ourselves to get out of the pity party and start a new page. My take away is if we can’t let go of the past, we can’t own our present, or dream our future.
I am still able to dream, because I haven’t lost control of my life. Even though I might not be where I want to be, at least, I am better than the “I” from yesterday.
Thank you for sharing, Tim.
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