Status By BlackPirateX

Posted on October 07, 2022

“everyone loses 10 years to something, somewhere along the line”

Source: This HN comment


Read through the thread. Look how many stories there are of people losing years and years to something that they now regret. The realization is that this is the norm, not the exception. We’re all just fragile and fallible and trying to make our way through life as best we can, and we all end up messing up big somewhere along the way.

It’s easy to look back on 10 wasted years and think you failed, you blew your one chance at life. But if you come to realize that looking back on 10 wasted years is actually a common human struggle, it can help you reframe your regret as just another one of the trials of being a limited, mortal human and not take it so personally as your own failing.

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