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"I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done in life, any choice that I’ve made. But I’m consumed with regret for the things I didn’t do, the choices I didn’t make, the things I didn’t say. We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should regret most. Failure is an answer. Rejection is an answer. Regret is an eternal question you will never have the answer to. ‘What if …’ ‘If only …’ ‘I wonder what would have …’ You will never, never know, and it will haunt you for the rest of your days."
Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

Regret is a common theme in media. Perhaps one of the ultimate fears that an individual can have, given his and everyone else's limited amount of time on earth is to lose the chance to do something and never get it back.