Peter Wells aka Countingducks has posted a beautiful ode to the struggle between practicality and idealism. His narrator is disappointed with decisions he’d made in his past; the following is not a response, but rather a different perspective inspired by that voice.
Regrets . . . are for people who feel powerless to learn from experience
Mistake . . . is the name we assign to a decision which now causes pain
Loss . . . is a comforting defense against our greatest fear
Mourning the past is the same as dreading the future,
Because you cannot turn the page of a closed book