It’s a series of short films. 50 people, 1 question. Yes, ask one question of fifty people.
What is your life’s biggest regret?
Whatever the range of answers, something specific will pop into your head, even if you’re one of those people who doesn’t believe in having regrets. I’m always inclined first to think not of a “something” but a “someone.” Someone I should have kept in my life longer. Spent more time with, made every encounter really count. It’s what I thought of on instinct, a quick association with the word “regret.” Regret is tricky for a lot of reasons, and we can often stand there with our arm at our hip, or pulling an eyebrow, wondering why we reasoned the way we did back then. The important part about regret is allowing it in, to inform our decisions now. Fixing it. Making better choices. After watching this film (the talking begins if you drag the start to 1 minute, 50 seconds), I came up with new ones. Bigger than the knee-jerk coulda, woulda, shoulda loves lost.
What’s on your regrets list?
Not doing a semester abroad
Not traveling more
Not doing karaoke enough
Not doing enough adult musical theater (I need to do this! Nerve-racking!)
So now I am planning, finally, my trip to Burma and Chiang Mai, Thailand for this upcoming January, 2014. Though I suspect there will be no adult theater nor karaoke. Baby steps.