Life is funny. It gives us opportunities which some we take while others we let go. At some point, however, we tend to look back and see all the opportunities we might have missed because we did not take some of the things that life gave us. This normally leads to a lot of regrets, with us hoping that we could turn back the hands of time so that we can take the chances that we failed to take. The sad thing is when the regrets come when your days are over, you have no choice but to leave the stage. However, if you get a realization when you have some time, it is usually a good idea to make amends wherever possible. With that said, here are some of the regrets that most people have in life.
Taking work more serious than the family
The demands of current lifestyle have made people work harder and harder to the extent of ignoring their families. This is by far one of the regrets so many people have and it comes so late in life when there is too little that can to be done. They spend their years working hard at corporate jobs or seeking one promotion after the other while their families were all alone, tired and bored at home. When they realize, they have either lost the family or there’s very little they can do to bring back the family together and enjoy the great moments they ought to have had with the family. This should be a lesson to everyone who thinks their job is greater than their families.
Letting bullies have their ways
Bullies are everywhere in life and they come in different sizes, shapes, and forms. An encounter with them is never a pleasant one and so many lives have been affected, especially if it came early on in life or in one’s career. However, one thing you need to know is that the bully is only as powerful as the victim allows them to be. It implies that every bully victim has what it takes to stop the bullying. Most people never realize this and they never use this power to stop bullies only for them to regret later on in life that they ought to have done something to stop being bullied and being victims of such bad characters.
Lost good childhood friends
Childhood friendship goes a long way, and one of the things most people regret is failing to stay in touch with some of the good friends they had when they were children. A childhood friend is a genuine one and they are always guaranteed to be with you no matter what you go through in life. They come at a point in your life when all they are interested in is the friendship and they’re not influenced by your status, your wealth, or what you can do to them or what they can do to you. These kinds of people are not easy to get when you grow up in life. This is because priorities change and you really never know who is on your side and who against you. Therefore, if you have some childhood friends you would like to get in touch with, go ahead and establish contact and let them know that you cherish them and you value the friendship you have had through the years.
Losing true love
This is a regret nobody ever desires to go through. The motions of love are so powerful and losing the one person who you thought was your true love and imagined spending the rest of your life with may be so devastating. It only teaches us one important lesson in life that we should take every person that comes our way seriously. And especially if you find someone whom you think you love and who is able to love you back just the way you are, such are the people you should never lose in life. Very little can be done when love is lost and the best way to avoid this regret it is simply be sure that you become the best lover to your true love.
Gambling your fortunes
There are so many people who had good fortunes in life but ended up wasting them through gambling. Gambling is a deadly vice and one that you must be very cautious about especially if you don’t want to have a lot of regrets in your life. Gambling does not necessarily mean you are going to go to a Casino Kiwi then starting playing slot machines. It can mean that you’re misusing money or using money in a way that you ought not to use it.
For example, if you inherit a substantial fortune and spend it on alcohol and women, it can be successfully said that you gambled the fortune. And if that is a path that you ever take, then you can be sure that it is just a matter of time before you become poor again. Regrets that come with gambling fortunes are usually the most painful ones. This is because it’s not only you who is affected, but also those who depended on you and looked upon you for their sustenance also get affected. As a result, your actions lead to the misery of many people.
Not living your life
The other regret that most people have in life is not leaving their lives. These are the people who live their lives to please others. For example, they can leave in a certain way because that is how their parents want them to live. They completely ignore their interests and their heart desires and do everything for other people. This is a sad way to go through life knowing that our days are numbered and the more you live to please others, the shorter you have to enjoy your own life. If you don’t want this regret, then it is important that you realize that you only have one life and it is entirely up to you how you live. Don’t ever try to please others.