By Harvey Tobkes

“REGRET” is one of the saddest words in our lexicon. Even way back in your childhood, when some kid embarrassed you or insulted you or your family, and perhaps you didn’t take a swing at his face and bloody his nose, you had regrets. When you were in bed thinking about why you did not have the courage to react to a bully you had regrets. So, it is a part of living.

However, when it comes to making a success out of life, it becomes a question of how you measure success. I do not believe that an outsider can measure your success. Instead, I believe that you are as successful as you think you are, regardless of your position on the economic or social scale.


As for me, my main regrets are that I dropped out of college and that I did not pursue a career in advertising, which would have combined skills of imagination, insight to people and what influences them. I would have the challenge of finding the right words that can play to emotions, recognizing the worth of a product or an idea and selling the value to a potential customer in a creative, subtle and unusual manner.

So I guess it’s fair to say, like most other people, I have my regrets.

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