Mudcat Café message #4010496 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166691   Message #4010496
Posted By: meself
25-Sep-19 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Question About Aging and Regret(s)
Subject: RE: BS: Question About Aging and Regret(s)
I don't think so. If it were a common phenomenon, wouldn't people be saying something like, "When I was in my late 50s/mid-60s/early 70s, I realized that for several months I had been confronted a few times a day, out of the blue, with memories of things I regretted?"

Rather, there is a lot of, "When I past the first blush of youth, I had a spell of self-reflection, and realized that I had made some mistakes. However, I had corrected my attitudes, so since then I have focussed on the positive, and everything's cool." That's all well and good, but it's not what I'm talking about.