You will never regret trying hard and failing.
You will always regret giving up.
I was deprived of the experience of failure in my early academic career, and insulated by my early career from the consequences of failing socially.
Is it too late to change?
I don’t know. It’s an interesting experiment.
And, in any case, I will not give up.
I am failing lately to be who I want to be, but I will not give up.
Really, what’s there to do when you give up? Chew on your regrets while waiting to die?
The only direction to go is forward. Forget last year. Forget yesterday. Forget 5 minutes ago.
Right now is all you have. Never give up.