We all have regrets, but what purpose do they serve? Is there a scientific explanation? What do people tend to regret the most? And what choices seem important at the time but don’t tend to spur second thoughts in the long term? Can we learn from our regrets in the future or are we doomed to agonize over them forever? We ask a journalist, a rabbi and a philsopher to teach us about the role of regret.
Kathryn Schulz, journalist and author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
Rabbi Matt Soffer, rabbi at Temple Israel of Boston
Sissela Bok, senior visiting fellow at Harvard and author of Exploring Happiness