37 Things We Might Regret When We’re Old
Life is short, and we realize that as we grow old. In one moment we are in our twenties, and the next one we are an old person with memories and regrets as well. So, here we offer a list of things we’ll regret later in our life.
1. Not Traveling Enough
As we get older, it becomes harder to travel. Having a family and kids makes travel really expensive. Instead of paying just for ourselves, we have to pay for our kids as well.
2. Learning Languages
Well, not spending time on learning new languages will make you regret that.
3. Bad Relationships
Staying in a bad relationship for too long is really something you will be sorry for.
4. Forgetting Sunscreen
Skin cancer, wrinkles, and moles are problems that occur if you do not use sunscreen while getting tanned.
5. Not Seeing Your Favorite Musicians
When you have a chance to see some singer you adore, use it. One day you will regret not seeing them when you had the chance.
6. Being Afraid
We all have fears. However, when we are old, we will ask ourselves why were we afraid to do some things.
7. No Physical Activity
Spending time on the couch is what most people do. But, later in your life, you will be sorry for not spending more time being physically active.
8. Gender Roles
If you let yourself be defined by gender roles, you will regret it.
9. Sticking to a Horrible Job
Of course, we all need jobs to pay bills. But, if the workplace is a real hell, you should find something else, something that will make you happy.
10. Not Studying Enough
One day you will regret not spending more time on studying.
11. Being Unaware of Your Beauty
Spending time on being sad during your youth because of your appearance is something terrible. You should know that your youth is the time when you are the most beautiful.
12. Afraid to Express Love
One day you will not care if your love is returned. You will just want to express how you feel.
13. Not Listening to Advice
When you are young you do not like listening to your parents, but they only say the truth.
If you spend your youth self-absorbed, you will regret that.
15. Caring About Other People’s Opinions
The people you worry about now will not be important in about twenty years.
16. Supporting Their Dreams Over Your Own
You should support others, but you should never forget about yourself.
17. Not Moving On
When you are old, you will realize that not moving on fast enough was a mistake.
18. Holding Grudges
There is no point in holding a grudge and dealing with anger all the time.
19. Taking Sh*t
Not standing up for yourself is something you would forgive yourself when you are old. You should not take sh*t from anyone.
20. Not Volunteering
Not trying to make the world a better place is something that you may feel sorry for.
21. Not Taking Care of Your Teeth
Forgetting to take care of your teeth is a thing you will regret sure. Make sure to floss, brush, and visit your dentist on a regular basis.
22. Not Asking Questions to Your Grandparents
Grandparents are an excellent resource, and they can give you answers to many questions. Make sure to ask them on time.
We need money, but we need free time to enjoy the money as well. You will never look back and be happy about how much time you have spent working.
24. Not Finishing What You Have Started
Make sure to finish what you have started and realized your dreams.
25. Not Appreciating the Moment
Make sure to find some time to appreciate the moment.
26. Not Learning How to Cook
Make sure to learn how to cook at least one special meal to make your parties even better.
27. Not Mastering a Party Trick
It would be really cool to know some great party trick.
28. Letting Them Tell You What to Do
Never let yourself to be defined by cultural expectations.
29. Not Accepting That Friendships End
Accept that people grow apart, and move on. Do not let yourself be sad about a friendship that has ended.
30. Not Spending Time with Your Children
Children grow up so fast, make sure to play with them a lot.
31. Not Performing in Front of Others
You may not regret this one, but many people do. Many would like to know how would it feel to stand in front of a crowd.
32. Not Developing Contacts and Network
Many jobs are won by developing networking.
Keep in mind that most of the things you are worried about will never happen.
34. Unnecessary Drama
Getting caught up in some unnecessary drama is not something you will be happy about.
35. Not Spending Enough Time With People
Spending time with the people you love is really important, make sure to do that.
36. Not Taking Big Risks
You should take more risks, especially in love.
37. Not Being Grateful
Every moment we spend alive is a gift, we should appreciate that.