Originally Posted By: rprynne
IMHO, this is a cognitive trap. People tend to think hindsight is 20/20. I don't think it is. I think one must force themselves to analyze past decisions based on the information they had at the time they made that decision. Looking at things any other way is a recipe for unhappiness.

I knew I didn't want to be a lawyer half way through my first year of law school. I just didn't have the guts to quit.

My parents saw that I did not enjoy it when I started working. They begged me to stop. They offered to pay the tuition for me to go back to school to switch careers. I refused to give up the paycheck.

I didn't lack for information. I lacked cojones. Same as today.

And, as you correctly point out, I had no appreciation for my blessings. Still don't. Keep thinking the Lord will eventually make me pay for that. But maybe this is how is how payment is extracted. The Lord gave me the beautiful intelligent competent wife I always prayed for. Joke is on me.

When you can see it coming, duck!