27 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Older

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While sitting in a rocking chair knitting a scarf for your grandson or petting one of your six cats, you don’t want to look back and think “I wish I’d done that.” Our generation is growing up fast, and many of us are already looking back – if only a few years – and thinking we should have taken an opportunity here or there. Now’s the time to start living each day to the max, getting out there and doing the things you love. Take the leap, carpe diem and all that jazz – before you wind up living with these regrets.

27. Staying in

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All those nights, you chose to watch Netflix instead of going to a concert or a new film – you’ll never know who you could’ve met, or what you could’ve learned.

26. Not traveling

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You’ll learn things traveling that just can’t be taught in school, and getting away gets a lot harder when you’ve got kids.

25. Not being able to make your own decisions

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Do what you want, not what others want you to do. Make up your mind and go for it.

24. Not learning another language

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Download the Duolingo app right now – it’s free!

23. Not quitting that job that you hated

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Constantly complaining about work? GO GET A NEW JOB!

22. Not saving any money

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You’re old now and you live in a shack. Should’ve put a bit of money aside.

21. Being cheap

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It’s a fine line here. You want to save some money, but what’s the point in having loads of money and not enjoying it?!

20. Holding in your emotions

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Laugh. Cry. LIVE. (This could be a new bestseller?)

19. Staying in a bad relationship

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Chances are, if you’re in a bad relationship you’ll eventually get out, but most people regret not doing so sooner.

18. Not having more sex

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Do it now, while you still can. This will surely get harder (or softer) with age.

17. Surrounding yourself with bad friends

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You know who they are – just cut ‘em loose.

16. Being afraid to say ‘I Love You’

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If you feel it, say it, because you’ll never know how he/she might react; you’ll live in regret wondering.

15. Caring about what everyone else thinks

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When you’re older you’ll realize that this doesn’t matter. Do/wear/say what makes YOU happy.