Everyone wants to live a life of no regrets and we all try to make the best decisions for us and those we love. However at the back of your mind there is that niggling questions that say, "Am I really living my purpose on Earth?" or "Will I regret these decisions I am making today?" These and more questions linger in our minds and sometimes we brush them off and move on with a no regrets attitude.
However, according to Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist at Cornell University, "If you get to the end of your life with no regrets at all, you probably haven’t lived that interesting a life.."Pillemer who has authored, "30 Lessons for living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans," Interviewed 1,500 people over 65 about what haunts them most about their life choices.
Here is what those people most of them in their senior years had to say about what their regrets were and what younger people should do not to make the same mistakes.
1. Being Careless About Choice of Life Partner.
Many of the elders Pillemer interviewed agree that choosing a life partner is the most important decision a person makes. Most of them believe that many people aren't being careful enough in their choices. Most of them look back over their own experience and thought they were too impulsive, driven by the passion of the moment and saw the relationship as a last chance leap which led to many problems later on. Many of the older people agree that it is better not to marry than to marry the wrong person. Most of them learned this lesson the hard way in their marriages. Their main advice for young people is that they should take time to know someone well before committing.
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