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'I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.'

— Soren Kierkegaard


Second Kierkegaard quote I've seen in about as many days. I think it's a sign.
The big question is: of what?!
That bit might require further study!

Hmm. Generally, I rarely regret having 'done it' compared to 'not having done it'.
I guess it depends on how you define what you do. If you make it positive (do something) vs negative (not doing something) then I can see exactly what you mean.

But if it's two positives then whatever you choose will be something you are doing, as well as something you aren't doing. If you see what I mean.

Road not taken and all that!

i guess it also depends on what you mean by regret..... going to a bar with people I suspect to be tedious, I'd regret that, but only while I was there. Not going in on a winning lottery ticket, well I might still be thinking about that one year or even decades later.

this is an excellent, and apt, quote.
It really is - to almost any situation. It's a very deadpan response. I can imagine he thought he'd elicit a chortle. And he does - from me anyway.