I concur.

Go read the entire article. And look up the artist whose images accompany the story.

Psychology – New Year’s Resolutions – Regret – Mental Health – New York Times
Over the past decade and a half, psychologists have studied how regrets — large and small, recent and distant — affect people’s mental well-being. They have shown, convincingly though not surprisingly, that ruminating on paths not taken is an emotionally corrosive exercise. The common wisdom about regret — that what hurts the most is not what you did but what you didn’t do — also appears to be true, at least in the long run.

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2 responses

  1. Deb H

    It’s one of those things that seems intuitive enough, but knowing it is different from living it.

    Those graphics are striking. I love the NYT’s design work, especially in the Magazine.

    January 1, 2008 at 3:21 pm

  2. Yeah. I wish I could be more creative with my photos like that.

    January 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm

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