Regret starts with statements like, “If only …”.
Well-wishers will tell you that you wouldn’t be who you are today unless exactly what happened happened.
Well I’m not too sure about that!
Perhaps the truth is closer to you couldn’t have done anything different from what you did. As soon as the choice was made, you can’t pretend that you could have chosen something else.
Life is like a horse race; you can’t go back to the window, and tell the bookie you actually wanted to bet on a different horse!