What would you say is your biggest regret?
It’s a tough thing to think about. And the longer you live, the longer the list of candidates for that dubious spot becomes.
Of course, it’s important that we learn to forgive ourselves and to move forward, but at least acknowledging our regrets can help us learn what mistakes we want to avoid in the future, and maybe grow a little as people.
Here are some things these particular folks who submitted anonymously wish they could take back.
10. Too late to run
It’s actually not. Don’t let the sunk cost fallacy waste more of your life than it already has.
9. What’s your name?
And he’ll never know either.
8. Apply yourself
If it makes you feel any better, your grades in school aren’t a perfect indicator of how well you’re gonna do in life. Some people just get lucky.
7. He wasn’t ready
That’s gotta be one of the hardest decisions to make.
6. The good girl
It turns out there was never anything all that special about reigning yourself in.
5. Do anything
You can’t put these things on yourself.
4. The pain on me, the pain on you
It takes a toll on everyone.
3. Money problems
Where did it all go, and how was none of it in the right place?
2. Hit the gym
This feels like a call out to me specifically but ok.
1. Don’t touch drugs
Because they’re gonna touch you.
We all have regrets. The question is how you decide to deal with them.
What do you wish you could undo?
Tell us in the comments.