Things that cause regret at Old age
- April 7, 2021
- Posted by: regencyalliance
- Category: News
When younger we make various choices without the future in mind. Sometimes those choices bite us in our mid-life, sometimes not but most times they bite hard when we’re old and its too late. These are some of the things one might regret when they’re older.
The opportunities you did not seize: When you are younger many doors will open, you will get many chances. Many young people let these opportunities go because of fear, laziness, or pride; yet when younger and with more energy is the best time to start a venture and a name for yourself. Some think the opportunities are too big for them. Take advantage of them or one day when you’re older you will want to go back and grab those missed chances.
The bridges you burned: When we are younger, we care little for relationships, what most think about is getting money and moving up the ladder of success at all cost. Many use and trample on people to progress, they take relationships for granted, messing up bonds, sleeping with people for personal gain. But these bad actions will catch up with you ahead. When you will realize how empty life is without love and friends. When you will have success but no one around you or no one to trust you.
The marriage you destroyed: So you get married to your good fiancé; the first months in marriage were good but shortly after, with your money and charm, you started having affairs. You became unfaithful. Your spouse begged you to stop, your children started hurting, your marriage was collapsing. One day when you are older, it will hit you how foolish you were to destroy the good marriage you had began to build for mere temporary thrills in affairs that did you no good. You will realize the damage you caused to your children and spouse.
The body you messed up: You have only one body to live with all your life. The cigarettes, the alcohol you are abusing, the drugs you are taking, the unhealthy food you’re consuming; all that will destroy you slowly. When you are 50 and lifestyle diseases catch up with you, you will wish you took care of your body when younger, that you exercised more; but now the damage is done.
The time you wasted: The time you are wasting when younger in worry, wrong relationships, laziness, being a couch potato, giving excuses and pursuing meaningless things; you will never get it back.
The dreams and talents you shelved: Are you talented when young; are there things you love to do and you are good at them? Nurture those talents, exploit them, don’t give up even if you encounter set backs, don’t give up on your dreams. If you give up, when you’re older you will look at your peers who stuck to what they love and made it and think to self, “That could have been me”. Pursue a career, study a course you love. Don’t waste years of your life in a field that doesn’t fulfill you.
The name you defamed: When you are older, a legacy is very important, the value of your name is crucial. You will ask yourself what is your reputation, what are you leaving behind? Your legacy is a sum total of your actions since youthful days. We write our biography by how we live life everyday. When you look back your path and you see the mud you threw at your own name, the shame you attracted and the little value you have added to the world; you will regret.
The wealth you threw away: Are you riding on good money during your productive years? Earning good money? Don’t throw away that money in clubs, reckless living and wasteful shopping. Invest with that money, widen your revenue stream, make that money work for you and keep it safe to take care of you in your older years. Leave an inheritance for your loved ones so that you will never say “I wish I knew better”
- To realize the value of a sister/brother, Ask someone who doesn’t have one.
- To realize the value of ten years: Ask a newly divorced couple.
- To realize the value of four years: Ask a graduate.
- To realize the value of one year: Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
- To realize the value of nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
- To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
- To realize the value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
- To realize the value of one minute: Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
- To realize the value of one second: Ask a person who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.