Last month I did something really stupid and now I'm permanently paralyzed from the waist down.
How do I deal with this regret?
>Accept what happened!
Yeah, got that part nailed. I can't move my legs now, it's all my fault, and no one else's.
>Accept fault and realize everyone is human!
Yeah, did that. Is this supposed to be comforting?
>Learn from it and move forward happily, knowing you can apply your newfound knowledge next time!
Yeah, I learned my lesson. The hard way. There will be no "next time." There quite literally can never be a do-over.
>Then, let it go!
How? I have to hold this L for the rest of my life. About the only way I can stop thinking about it is to get high or drunk.
>Be the new you!
Yeah. That new me? I fucking hate that guy. What now?
If it was some horrible accident or something maybe I could take some solace in these platitudes but it was my stupidity that caused this in the first place.
Other than lobotomizing myself with drugs or swallowing a bullet, what can I do?