As the year 2021 starts to wind down, it becomes time to reassess the year and maybe our lives. So much has happened in the last year and a half with Covid. Much of it bad (social isolation, losing friends and family members), some good (connecting with more and more people by Zoom.) It is time to think: I am getting what I want out of life? Am I happy? What can I do now and in the near future to bring my life more in alignment with what it should be? If nothing else, Covid has been a reminder to each of us that things happen and we might not have as much time on this planet as we thought. cew

Oct 18, 2012, 02:40pm  Forbes Magazine

The 25 Biggest Regrets In Life. What Are Yours?

Eric Jackson


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Fork in Road

We are all busy. Life happens. There’s always something to distract us from getting around to certain things we know we should do.

Soccer practice.  Work. Home renovations. Getting that next big promotion.

And with the explosion of always-on smartphones and tablets delivering a fire hose of urgent emails, not to mention Twitter and Facebook (FB), in recent years, things have only gotten busier.

In the backs of our minds, we know we’re neglecting some stuff we should do. But we never get around to it.

Then, something happens.  A good friend or loved one – maybe close to us in age – drops dead unexpectedly.  We begin to think about what our biggest regrets would be if we were suddenly sitting on our death bed.

Here is a list of the 25 biggest ones we’ll probably have.

The question is, are you going to change anything this afternoon or tomorrow in light of this list?  Or are you going to go back to your busy life?