Here's Stephen Colbert with Paul McCartney in his Better Know a Beatle series. It starts a little slow but watch the whole thing. It's worth it, and we need to be on the same page. Look, I acknowledge the genius of John Lennon. I know he's the smart/cool choice for favorite Beatle (we've been over this before), but I'm going to stick with Paul.
My favorite part of this clip is when Paul unexpectedly describes himself as "Witty, attractive, musical, no regrets!" This made me think about having no regrets and inspired the following thoughts:
I have only a few regrets as I look back over my life. I sort of regret some of the boys I dated, but I really feel that their extreme jerkness informed my choice of a completely non-jerk husband. So I can't say for sure that I'd do that differently. I said "no" to a church calling once and have always regretted it. Of course, I had my reasons--but they weren't good. I regret pushing my oldest son academically when he was little because it caused unnecessary stress and frustration and I regret that I was unable to enjoy Ben a little more when he was a baby and toddler. But that's just water under the bridge at this point. I like my kids and they seem to be turning out OK in spite of my mistakes. I wish I would have gotten to know my friends and their families better in high school because people are interesting. I'm not happy that I'm a fat person but there's no food or period of inactivity or pregnancy that I regret. I regret some purchases, like the Sigg bottles I bought for everyone in the family. But most purchases make me very, very happy--happy, attractive, witty, musical, no regrets!