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This is a tale of regret; the type of regret you may feel after doing something you wish you hadn’t, choosing an option that you thought was the best at the time, etc.
I myself, I live a life without regret (just kidding…). When I think of regrets, beyond any of mine, I think of my friend Bobby.
When Bobby graduated from high school his dad made him an offer; he could either have 1 share of Berkshire Hathaway stock, or 1 ounce of gold. At the time, the share and the gold were each valued at $800. Bobby didn’t think long and hard, he knew exactly what he wanted, GOLD! I mean, it was gold, and he was 18… He sold it the second he hit hard times, and got the original value of it, not a penny more. He probably spent that money on gas for his car, and fast food for himself and his friends; real valuable stuff.
You may or may not know that right now, Berkshire Hathaway stock is valued at a cool $205,000. Yup. Can you imagine how much fast food you could buy with that? Quite a bit more than you can with $800. I am sure that any time he falls on hard times, he probably has remorse about his choice and wishes that he could go back in time and choose the stock instead of that shiny piece of gold.
Do you have a regret? Something you wish you could go back and change?