Homework from experiences

Today I read a couple of stories that had the same things mentioned in, experiences and so on, yes the stories told about how they faced their bad or even worst experiences.

Then I remembered one time in my life when I had a quite interesting situation with someone who I called my partner in crime (hey dude, I hope you are fine there, long time no see). After we talked about one of my experiences, then we went to such a conversation.

homework from experiences

Me: I guess it is right, experience is the best teacher ever.

Partner in crime: indeed, especially because it never gives us homework.

Me: sure, but it always gives us two options, to be exact, two options.

The first option is realized and second option is regret.

Partner in crime: what does it mean?

Me: there are only realizing and regret. Realize is before “something” happened, you realize it already so it won’t happen. However, regret is after it happens. There is no regret in the beginning, that’s why it’s called realize. Do you understand what I’m trying to say?

Partner in crime: yes, then that’s the homework.

Me: ah yeah (then we were just silent and think of ourself)

The Musings

Remembering that conversation, made me think for almost an hour, do I ever face those situations, either it is realizing or regret? Which one is better?

Sometimes when it comes to something bad, it would be better to realize it of course first, then you won’t regret in the end, but when it comes to pursuing our dream, we often realize  we had to do something about it but when we tried and we fail then we regret why we did it. But if didn’t do it, we would regret it as well. So the question is can both of them walk along?


I am a language trainer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I love traveling, like a lot. I enjoy walking around, language immersion in different places, have a cup of coffee at some unfamiliar coffee shop, embrace the history or art in many different museums. I love coming across people and blending with new culture. I like having conversations with new people, blogging the stories and inspire people.

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