Which Is Your Biggest Regret?

Looking at Gillian Wearing‘s project, I have decided to try by myself the idea of interaction and communication with different strangers through signs, using a medium format camera, Hasselblad.

I have chosen this question, because through this way I had the opportunity to interact with them and to know their stories. This question has given to me the chance to have a profound connection between me and the interlocutor, thus managing to get into their soul and bring out a grinding they have for years. It is true that many of the surveyed people had some abstention regarding their answers, and some of them said that it is too personal, but I had the chance to meet kind people to whom I could talk.

I think that frequently when you share your thought with somebody, even if it is strange person, you release the black stain which is on the soul and you can feel free. I do not trust in people who say that they do not have regrets. In my opinion there is a difference between not having regrets and not thinking about them. Not thinking about regrets is better, because what you have done is in the past. I found this anonymous quote during my research and it has the essence of what I am trying to explain: “If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.”

"Not listening"
"No regrets!!!"
"What I did last night."
"When I stole my sister's money!"
"Because I do not have enough courage."
"Because I focused more on 'knowing' rather than 'feeling'"
"I would like to share more intense and faster live communication with people. Directly, of heart."
"I regret I could not help more my child"
"Not having the confidence to be the best I can be!!"
"Not being with my father when he died 15 years ago."
"Developing an addiction to alcohol."
"No regrets!"
"I do not have any regrets"
"I regret I could not focus more on the present"
"I regret believing people can change"
"I regret I do not have a second child."
"Not writing as much as I'd like."
"Not saying 'I love you' enough."
"Things not going to plan."
"Our biggest regret is that we didn't move here many years ago.WE LOVE IT HERE."
"I regret I do not have more time to play"
"I regret that I am old"
"I did not feel the time as a student"
"I regret I did not have the right parents"
"Droping out of college."
"Not become a footballer."
"Shagging Lee’s mum."
"My biggest regret was not to go to Disneyland in Paris, in year 2006."