More often than not in life, I feel like I did my best to make the best choice I knew how to make with the best advice and what information I had available at the time. If I had it to do over again, I might make other choices, but I don’t have it to do again, and even if I did, without retrospect I’d probably still make the same choices. On the other hand, things I have learned from choices in the past that didn’t turn out as expected can help inform me to approach choices differently choices in the future.
It isn’t healthy to just blow off our mistakes as if they didn’t matter, nor affect anybody but ourselves. Sometimes the poor choices we make impact the lives of others for years to come, and we need to own that, as well as learn how to be wiser about making choices.