5 Things You Might Regret With The Years

Some fear the thought of aging while others welcome it.

I think the difference lies in whether or not you’ve lived.

Personally, I can’t think of anything worse then lying on my deathbed thinking about all the things I didn’t do in my youth. We are told from a young age to go to school, go to college, get a job, have a family, make money and then retire. The one thing we are not told to do is to go out into the world and enjoy life to the fullest – after all, we only have one life to live. 

If there is one thing I have learnt in life, it is that time stops for no one. In today’s society it’s easy to see that majority of the world’s population is living in a world where the main objective is to make ends meet and hopefully save enough money to retire one day. Most of us are working and living for the weekend, then payday and eventually, if you’re lucky, a vacation which, if you’re in the corporate or service industry isn’t very long. 

One day you’ll wake up and realize that it’s too late – life, and all its glorious opportunities will have already set sail and you will still be on the shoreline watching it sail away.

After chatting to a few elderly people about their life and any regrets they have, we have compiled a list of 5 things they regret most in their old age:

1. Not Pursuing Your Goals And Dreams 

One of the main reasons people don’t pursue their goals and dreams is because they listen to what others have to say about it, “Don’t study art, you will won’t get a profitable job…” This is absolute bullsh*t, you can have, and do literally anything you set your mind too. However, in order to succeed in life, you need to work hard and believe in yourself. 

2. Worrying Too Much

We are all guilty of this. We unknowingly spend too much time on things that are not worthy of our time. What we need to realize is that time will never stand still for us, so with that said, what is the point in worrying about something that’s out of our control? Life is unpredictable and we need to learn than every minute spent worrying is a minute lost to time  which could have been spent on something productive. 

3. Settling For Comfortability Rather Than Waiting For True Love

So many of us settle way too early in life with a partner who only brings forty percent to the table. Every human on earth deserves to be loved wholeheartedly. Do not allow the fear of being alone be the reason you settle for comfort. It’s often in these relationships that feelings of dissatisfaction begin to arise, yet because we are afraid of being alone, we stay. You deserve nothing but the best and to be loved fully! So don’t settle unless you are satisfied on every level and in every way.

4. Not Traveling When You Had The Opportunity Too

Contrary to popular belief, you are not a tree. You have legs, therefore you are not rooted and can go wherever you want. The most important and priceless thing one can own in life is experience. Take every opportunity given to travel and go! Go experience the world and all the different cultures. If life doesn’t hand you an opportunity to travel, then work for it, save your money, buy a ticket and go somewhere new. 

5. Getting Stuck In Routine 

Routine is important, but so is balance. Having a stable job and fixed monthly income is necessary in today’s world because let’s face it, we need money in order to survive. However, dedicating the youth of your life to the mundane routine that comes with a 9-5 job is the reason so many of us don’t live fulfilling lives. Adventure is lost to routine, and thats why its so important to practice balance between the two.

Don’t wait until it’s too late, don’t let time pass you by while you work your life away, you only have one life and the most important thing to do in life is live. 

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