Apologia 2.0

Regret, feeling bad about a mistake one has made: summing up and identifying a painful chain of causality post event … It’s something we all do, and, long after the event regretted itself, regret may return to haunt us, like the opposite of nostalgia. I had a terrible time as a teen, girls hated me, I was awkward and had bad hair and skin, there was that one time I completely embarrassed myself in class and everyone laughed at me … And I’m in my forties now!

I think it’s fair to say my approach to regret has been, perhaps similar to yours (?), to let time heal old wounds. At some point it fades. Things that you were mortified by, and continued to be … at some point become funny stories about some other person, some other you. Time is possessed with the capability to utilize the objectification that is, no doubt, inherent within the situation of regret itself and enhance it into … a secondary narrative divorced from the current protagonist-self. What’s the most embarassing thing that’s has every happened to you? Oh I’ll tell you a story, because … it really wasn’t me.

In this way, regret has the means to escape within the very objectifying bars inherent to its comportment to the self in ill decision.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s