As we age we change and we realize that we could have done so many things differently. This is like a summary of the things that most of the people regret when they are old.
- Not traveling when you had the opportunity
Travelling changes us as a person and makes us richer in every sense of the world. When we are young we feel full of energy and like we can conquer the world. As we get older and have our own family, our priorities change and we usually don’t have much time to travel. So travel while you are young and free.
- Not learning another language.
Knowing more than one or two languages opens up a lot of doors and opportunities. So why don’t you pay more attention in language classes if you are still at school?
- Remaining in a terrible relationship.
You wasted your time being with someone who simply wasn’t the right for you. Nobody who has experienced this kind of a relationship thinks back without regretting they got out of that relationship sooner.
- Not using sunscreen.
When we are young we don’t think of the consequences the sun can have on our skin. All we want is to get some nice tan or we don’t even pay attention to being exposed to the sun. This can lead to wrinkles, skin cancer and moles.
- Neglecting to make physical wellness a need.
Excessively numerous of us spend the physical pinnacle of our lives on the love seat. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and past, you’ll cry for not doing this in time.
- Not quitting a job you don’t love
See, you gotta pay the bills. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you don’t make an arrangement to enhance your circumstance, you may wake up one day having put in 40 years in hellfire.
- Not trying harder in school.
It’s not only that your evaluations assume a part in figuring out where you wind up in life. In the end you’ll understand that it was so slick to get the opportunity to spend throughout the day learning, and wish you’d given more attention.
- Not understanding how beautiful you were.
An excessive number of us go through our childhood miserable with the way we look, when in fact we were in our most beautiful time.
- Being afraid to say “I love you.”
When you’re old, you won’t give it a second thought if your adoration wasn’t returned — just that you made it known how you felt.
- Not listening to your parents’ advice.
You would prefer not to hear it when you’re young, yet the chafing truth is that the greater part of what your folks say in regards to life is valid.
- Spending your childhood self-absorbed.
You’ll be humiliated about it, obviously.
- Caring too much about what other people think.
In 20 years you won’t give a darn about any of those people you once worried so much about.
- Supporting others’ dreams over your own.
Supporting others is a beautiful thing, but not when it means you never get to shine.
- Holding grudges, especially with those you love.
What’s the point of re-living the anger over and over?
- Not standing up for yourself.
Old people don’t take sh*t from anyone. Neither should you.
- Not volunteering enough.
OK, so you probably won’t regret not volunteering Hunger Games style, but nearing the end of one’s life without having helped to make the world a better place is a great source of sadness for many.
- Neglecting your teeth.
Brush. Floss. Get regular checkups. It will all seem so maddeningly easy when you have dentures.
- Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die.
Most of us realize too late what an awesome resource grandparents are. They can explain everything you’ll ever wonder about where you came from, but only if you ask them in time.
- Working too much.
No one looks back from their deathbed and wishes they spent more time at the office, but they do wish they spent more time with family, friends, and hobbies.
- Not learning how to cook one awesome meal.
Knowing one drool-worthy meal will make all those dinner parties and celebrations that much more special.
- Failing to finish what you start.
Failing to finish what you start.
“I had big dreams of becoming a nurse. I even signed up for the classes, but then…”
- Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.
Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.
Don’t let them tell you, “We don’t do that.”
- Refusing to let friendships run their course.
People grow apart. Clinging to what was, instead of acknowledging that things have changed, can be a source of ongoing agitation and sadness.
- Not playing with your kids enough.
When you’re old, you’ll realize your kid went from wanting to play with you to wanting you out of their room in the blink of an eye.
- Never taking a big risk (especially in love).
Knowing that you took a leap of faith at least once — even if you fell flat on your face — will be a great comfort when you’re old.
- Not taking the time to develop contacts and network.
Networking may seem like a bunch of crap when you’re young, but later on it becomes clear that it’s how so many jobs are won.
- Worrying too much.
“Most things you worry about never happen anyway.”Always have this in mind.
- Getting caught up in needless drama.
Who needs drama? Try to solve things without being caught in drama.
- Never performing in front of others.
This isn’t a regret for everyone, but many elderly people wish they knew — just once — what it was like to stand in front of a crowd and show off their talents.
- Not being grateful sooner.
It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we’re all so incredibly lucky to share.