How cruel it is to judge yourself too harshly, and too closely. What is the benefit of being critical of past decisions you’ve made - even ones in which you felt you made the right decision at the time? Regret is the apple of Eden, the bit of brush covering the deep hole. Judging your decisions so harshly after the fact, and regretting them, is essentially suggesting that you have no trust in yourself to instinctively and naturally act appropriately in the moment, as if you didn’t make the most you choice in your moment - as if you could have acted much differently. Are you willing to admit that?
—A twenty year old who can’t sleep and maybe likes Nietzche too much