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Which Is Worse: Regretting What You Did or Didn’t Do?

The soulful science behind woulda, coulda, shoulda

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Which is worse: regretting what you did or didn’t do? Which is harder to live with: a misstep or a missed opportunity?

This is a writing prompt I’ve used in a class I teach called “Writing Your World.” The best writing prompts are evocative, and because much of…



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