Perhaps I could have provided a more thorough answer if you would have included what you did that you thought was so wrong. It’s possible that you are overreacting and what you did isn’t as bad as you are making it out to be but without those details, I can only speculate.
You said that “at the time, I was unaware that the thing I was doing was wrong but now I am a little older, I deeply regret what I did in the past.”
What you are essentially saying is this: “I wasn’t aware that what I was doing was wrong and if I would have known, I would not have done it.”
You didn’t know any better but as soon as you did, you felt regret. That is a sign of your growth and maturity.
No one is mistake free. Of course, we should always strive to make as few mistakes as possible, because they can hurt us or others, but everyone makes mistakes.
What you did in the past is the past. It can’t be changed and it should have no bearing on your future. That is the most rational way to think about your issue.
If you would like to write back and provide more information about what it is that you thought was so wrong, I may be able to provide you with a more complete answer. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle