"Ajoubiisichattaike (The setting sun cannot be depended on to dry tobacco)" In the early part of the last century, the neo-Freudian developmental psychologists discovered that humans play back pictures of their lives and will stop at some stages to reflect on what they think they did wrong. As each of us ponders on the meaning of our lives and our achievements, these neo Freudians maintain that having regrets is a part of the developmental process. Some of us wonder what would have happened if we had married one person and not another, if we had left our homeland or what would have been if we had stayed at home. There may be moments when we regret not finishing school, marrying early, marrying late, or not writing that novel we always planned. No matter our situation, having regret is part of the developmental process as we grow older. There is a function of this regret according to many psychologists. Looking back at our lives allow us to make corrections and make meaning out of our experience. Though lost time cannot be re-captured, it is possible to return to what was not properly done and to finish what was left undone. It is true that there are physical changes as we grow old. Besides the obvious graying of the hair or the lack of it, one thing remains constant: our intellect. The Annang people of Nigeria were right to observe that the setting sun loses its intensity to dry, but it does not mean that the loss of intensity is the same as the loss of spirit. For the setting sun despite such loss has its usefulness.