Further thoughts on regrets. Part 7

When we regret a certain choice or decision or behavior, what we do is we usually envision an alternative reality where none of the things to which our choice or decision or behavior led would have happened. In other words, we believe that what had actually happened would not have happened had we made a different choice / decision or had we behaved differently.

This is actually not true.

We say for example, Had I not hit that woman she would live now, or Had we not have the argument, which I started, he would not have gone out that night and