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Regret sucks. Thinking back on things we should have done, or should never have done, can make us feel bad. But #noregrets isn’t a philosophy for a happy and healthy life.

Regrets can be a great guide and can help us live a life that’s true to our authentic selves. Illustrator Liz Fosslien learned to listen to her regrets after letting down her mom during a family crisis. While writer Daniel Pink compiled a global database of regrets to help unpick what common regrets tell us about our real values.

For Further Reading:

  • Daniel Pink – The Power of Regret. How Looking Back Moves Us Forward 

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…