What are we most likely to regret?


Most often we regret not doing something.

We regret not working harder in school, not taking advantage of opportunities and not spending more time with friends and family.

Via Richard Wiseman’s excellent book 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute:

About 75 percent of respondents regret not doing something, with the top three slots taken by studying hard enough at school, not taking advantage of an important opportunity, and not spending enough time with friends and family. In contrast, only 25 percent of people regret doing something, such as making a bad career decision, marrying someone they didn’t love, or having a child at the wrong point in their lives.

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