Via Pajamas Media, I read this humorous piece by Aaron Swartz on turning off emotions.
I would like to figure out a way to turn off regret and guilt. A personal tic I have is thinking of stupid things I did as long as 20 years ago. I cringe and kick myself. These things are WAY over. There’s nothing I can do about them. The lesson is learned. Why does the regret linger?
As Nietzsche said, “Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.”
I have to make clear in my psychology that man is not omniscient. And life if a process of gaining knowledge. I would be a sad case indeed if I didn't know more now than I knew 20 years ago.
I'll probably regret this post tomorrow.