Not all mistakes are fatal. But when they turn out to be – would you be among those saying, “It was your own dang fault. Serves you right”? Consider a column in the Sunday (10/14/12) New York Times in which Nicholas Kristof chronicled how a friend opted to forgo health insurance coverage during a midlife crisis. Suddenly, at age 51, symptoms surfaced that led him to a Seattle emergency department and the discovery that he had advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to his bones. He was equally consumed by regret.