You may ignore the theory, but you cannot escape it. -cs
Critique should focus not so much on actions we took [because rarely 2 situations are the same] as on why we took those actions and why they brought the results they did.
When we make our own misery, we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change because the misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.
If you can influence the outcome, do the work.
If you can't influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It's merely a distraction.