6 Undeniable Things You Will Regret When You Grow Older

things you will regret when you grow older

No regrets; this has become the greatest far-fetched dream. How much we try to make things right and live a regret-free life, we always end up stacking our list of regrets. The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, totally unpredictable and there can be dozens of life regrets, things you will regret later in life.

As you grow older, you tend to see your life from another man’s perspective and you’ll realize that there are so many things you wish you have done differently. Life is full of mistakes and it’s part of the journey, no one can help it.

Once you are old, you may want to share your wisdom with the younger generation, a.k.a; your regrets. And they will share their’s as they will commit different types of mistakes in their life path. It’s a circle we all go through, it will not end, or maybe it will. But one thing every old bloke will agree on, that without these regrets, their life would not be that interesting.

We all want to live life to the fullest. But there is still a longing for some unfulfilled dream, or it can be a failed relationship or a missed opportunity. There is always a “what if” in everyone’s mind. It gets intensified once you are old when you have seen the majority of things, the pros, and cons also the background in every story.

Sometimes accomplishments get lesser points than regrets. That is why we are in a pledge to find out the common major things you will regret when you are older. Moreover, in a hope that you will start working towards them so when you are at that age, you can fiercely pursue happiness and laugh like crazy.


Here are some things you will regret later in your life. Better start working on these life regrets before its too late.

1. Not chasing the winds

Most people cannot take charge of their life because they cannot overcome their fear. Fear of failure, fear of judgment, or simply the unknown. Sometime’s we are held back by our family or society. Think of the time when you really wanted to go for a solo trip to visit all 50 states but your fear got the better of you.

When you wanted to perform in a band, or when you wanted to take a food challenge at a restaurant. Oh, remember? when you wanted to do karaoke and then realize your peers are present. This list can go on forever.

The list of every time you let your fear win to do something crazy, to do what YOU wanted. You will regret making the choice of not asking for a promotion, not competing, or simply let your fear win. 20 years down the line, you would realize that the FEAR was nothing but False Evidence which was Appearing Real and you fall for it.

2. Worrying about other people

Your life should be what you make it, not what others tell you to be. Other people’s opinions don’t matter if those are blocking you from focusing on yourself. Discouragement is the first step when you decide to go after your dreams. Your ethics and obligations can clash with your passion.

Taking care of everyone is not your job. You place your goals after other people’s opinions. In your old age, none of them matters. Sometime’s you find asking for help will make you look dumb and slow or maybe short of an individualistic mindset. You are more likely to berate yourself if you cannot figure it on your own. Asking for advice is not a weakness, it’s a strength but unfortunately, this realization comes much late in our life.

3. Not following your dreams

Probably this is one of the major life regrets most of us have. Your instincts will tell you to take it easy because challenges create the possibility of failure. You take a step back to take the risk after seeing the road is not a straight path. Go for it, because taking risks is to make your life change. being afraid of what could go wrong only lead you to a world of uncertainty, where you will keep wondering how the situation would have played out if you have taken the action.

After few years, you may regret running away and not taking the action. The crucial need for success is to step out of your comfort zone and explore the opportunities. Don’t give up when the going gets tough. Pushing through a hard time is what makes you stronger. Later in life, this “what if I fail?” will be replaced by what you should have done, you will not regret giving your all instead you regret never giving yourself the chance to succeed.

Related: Be Stubborn About Your Goals And Flexible About Your Methods

13 thoughts on “6 Undeniable Things You Will Regret When You Grow Older”

  1. I am older and regret nothing, appreciate and grateful for it all, and did and did not do many of the things mentioned above. All life is for learning and growing, each one of us is unique. Some times it hurts, sometimes we make mistakes, sometimes we fall, we think we love and we hate, it is life that teaches us who we are NOT first and than with this knowledge we gain wisdom from the experiences to know who we truly are.

  2. Hum! I have done all that! I never had kids, but was always available to appreciate kids of my sisters and friends. Now one thing that I regret not having done, since a long time ago, is learning to dance. That is in my to do list now. 😉

  3. Some good ones, some are cringe-worthy.

    Sunscreen does a great job preventing skin cancer. But sorry for most wrinkles are a fact of life! When you lose subcutaneous fact it causes the skin to sag

  4. I HAVE NO REGRETS….TRAVELED…LOVED & LOVED MORE…EDUCATED…LOVE PEOPLE…EVEN DECIDED TOO HAVE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT…HOPEFULLY B MORE MINDFUL & LOVE MORE & MORE…

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