“If you regret the past, you overlook the gifts it has bestowed upon you. If you see yourself as a victim, you deny your role as a powerful creator. If you feel guilty and believe you should have done otherwise, you are being too hard on yourself.
If you knew better, you would have done otherwise. You did the best you could with what you knew at the time. If everyone had to be a perfect parent before they had children, no more children would be born. You learn to be a parent by having children, and you learn to be yourself by having experiences. Give yourself some credit for the strides you have made rather than ruing the ones you missed.”
Alan Cohen, in “Why Your Life Sucks…And What You Can Do About It
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