The truth is you don’t have to be dying to have regrets. Everyone is alive but not everyone lives. What it comes down to is not the amount of experiences we have but the quality of each experience.
From the survey, most people’s top regret has nothing to do with crazy adventures or traditional bucket list checks — it’s wishing they didn’t deny themselves certain life pleasures.
The majority of us all want the same things: to love, to give and to be happy. But when it comes to the end of our life, the things most of us spend our life doing are often our largest regrets.
Here are what I've found to be the top regrets of people across the world:
1. I wish I didn’t worry so much.
2. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, instead of the life others expected of me.
3. I wish I had let myself be happier.
4. I wish I were more present when I spent time with family and close friends.
5. I wish I trusted myself more.
6. I wish I left the job I hated sooner.
7. I wish I pursued my dreams and aspirations.
8. I wish I had forgiven more.
9. I wish I knew it was OK to be my own friend; I should have accepted myself sooner.
10. I wish I chose love over fear more.
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