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How Regret Fosters Personal Growth

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Regret is a counterfactual, imagining “what might have been.”

According to bestselling author Daniel H. Pink, there are two counterfactuals: “downward” and “upward.”

We express, “At least….” while using a downward counterfactual; we say, “If only…..” with the upward counterfactual.

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Mukundarajan V N

Mukundarajan V N

Retired banker living in India. Avid reader. I write to learn, inform and inspire. Believe in ethical living and sustainable development. vnmukund@gmail.com