My biggest regret happened about 31 years ago when I worked as a salesperson in a major department store. I gave a friend merchandise that he didn’t pay for and was later charged with a crime because of it. I have a criminal record that has prevented me from getting a good job. I’m now in my 50’s and think about all of the things I could have done – had I not made such a stupid mistake. I could have entered politics or become a director of some government program that helps hurting people. I could have worked with children in public schools that really need dedicated teachers. I can’t do any of those things because of my criminal record. There are days when I beat myself up for making such a dumb mistake and then there are days that I hate I live in a country that’s so unforgiving.