Don’t strategize your life. Don’t try to beat the system with shortcuts or sleight of hand. No matter how smart you think you are, you aren’t clever enough to change the mechanisms of human society for very long. Regret is our psyche’s way of telling us that we’ve taken out a loan from the universe that we haven’t repaid. And if you don’t make good soon, then you’ll default.
Existential Regret: What It is, Why It Bogs You Down, and How to Eliminate It | Primer