Hindsight is 20/20, as they say, and it can mostly lead to regret.
Some people have the truth that all happens for a reason, and there is no indicate in having regrets.
But for many of us, looking back on the lives can lead to slow on one touching moment or duration when we wish we had finished things differently That whinging question, “What if …?,” plays on repeat in the heads.
“This may sound a little melodramatic, but no matter how happy you are, at my age your regrets are countless,” writes Quora user Gary Teal. “You have finished decades’ worth of little miscalculations you can’t totally erase from your memory, as good as a series of big mistakes that finished life henceforth harder.”
Vaughn Bell at Mind Hacks notes that there are two ways people support their regrets: The things they did that they wish they hadn’t, and the things they wish they had finished but didn’t.
“The disproportion between the two is mostly a psychological one, since we can support the same bewail possibly way — as bewail about an action: ‘If only we had not forsaken out of school;’ or as a bewail about an inaction: ‘If only we had stayed in school.’
“Despite the fact that they are many equivalent, regrets framed as laments about actions were some-more common and some-more heated than regrets about inactions, nonetheless inaction regrets tended to be longer lasting,” Bell writes.
Quora user Bradley Voytek points to a inhabitant consult about the regrets of a standard American, which found 13 common sources for regret. They are, in order: romance, family, education, career, finance, parenting, health, “other,” friends, spirituality, community, leisure, and self.
Here are some of the many common regrets as chronicled by Quora users (answers have been edited for clarity):