Many times people use this consolation phrase, and to be fair, it has it's truths.
Other times, the harsh realization of the folly of gambling and 'investing' it all away based on rash and irrational decisions, never fails to come back to haunt.
Never more so, in times when one feels the need for money the most. But of course, money is never enough.
Endless cycles of 'if only' and 'what if' swarm and swim around the mind, relentlessly and imaginatively conjuring thoughts that cannot be put to action, arrested by the harsh bearings of time.
You really cannot regret enough.
Now that it's gone, what can you do?
Only the consolation that you would work harder, invest smarter and spend wiser, ebbs some of that pain.
Effectively, the only way forward is with optimism.
Now that things have come to such a stage, at least you were able to awaken and realize the grievous follies made before.
One thing that you can do is to look forward positively!
Understand that past performance is never indicative of the future!
Grab the new opportunities as they come!
Hopefully, the winds of change are around the corner.