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70 People Ages 5-75 Answer: What’s Your Biggest Regret?

70 People Ages 5-75 Answer: What’s Your Biggest Regret?

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  • HungryMoon

    A mixed bag, I expected a more “mature/mindful” trend as the ages went up, but each person was different and I assumed the answers wrong. Good Vid.

  • TB-MB

    I’ll join in.

    My biggest regret is getting addicted to video games in my teens. Missed so many opportunities to improve my life, spend time with family that are no longer alive, and much more. All because I wanted to stay in my room to play video games 24/7, and I have nothing to show for it.

  • Honda_TypeR

    “I have no regrets” is such a canned response it has become a common disingenuous saying.

    I’ve never had respect for any full grown adults who say that expression, because a) they’re lying or not taking the question seriously, or b) are not introspective deep and objective thinkers, or c) they’re apathetic toward their decisions “que será, será” or d) just trying hard to use the catch phrase “I have no regrets” to make people think highly of them, or e) just trying to get you to stop talking to them because they don’t like having deep personal conversations.

    A more honest response to this question would be “I accept all my decisions I’ve made in life” (which is something we all have to do like it or not) or if you’re really lucky, “I have no regrets to all the big decisions I’ve made in life” (which still leaves a lot of room left for honest or foolish mistakes along the way).

    No life is lived perfectly, I would never believe anyone who said they did (even a simple choice between heads or tails and you can’t win the coin toss 100% of the time) there are so many branches of possibilities in life to almost every decision that the odds are astronomical to decide perfectly for everyone. Even perfect decisions can have imperfect consequences (like a no win situation).

    People who say that are saying that everything thing they ever said an did to their family, friends, coworkers, bosses, wives/husbands and kids was all perfect 100% of the time. It’s nonsense, We are not robots. Even an optimal ending point can leave you wondering about “what if” at a million points throughout your life.

  • snoobsnob

    Its interesting how many people’s regrets had to do with family or friends. One thing I’ve realized over the years is just how important the people in your life are. I think that quite often its not what your doing, but who you’re doing it with/for.

  • newsjunkee

    As a 62year old, this speaks to me. It’s just not possible to tell 24 year old me what a dumbass I was. And yet, I know I was a dumbass because of a lack of experience, not because I was dumb. Just the same, my life would have been so different if I understood the shades of grey better back then…if I understood that my assumptions about life were so naive.

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