Horrible to witness - swearing
Estranged - daughter-in-law
A solution? - obesity
What is life with no regrets? We asked our users if they'd ever done - or not done - anything they still regretted. They rose to the challenge and shared the deeds they'd like to do over. In some cases it was just a matter of bad luck, or fear of crowds, but even the regrets that had life-changing consequences are used as entertainment for the grandchildren. Here are a few who might do it differently if they had the chance...
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“I didn’t go to the Beatles concert in my town in 1963. I missed the beginning of Beatle Mania because I didn't like crowds!”
"I went into nursing because my parents wanted me to and 23 years later I changed careers and really enjoyed the latter part of my working life. Regretting is so negative, so I don’t regret those years, I learnt a lot.”
“I regret not inheriting strong teeth!”
“I regret not sorting out all my crap treasures last year so I could sell up and move into the city - as a result I found myself snowed in twice this winter!”
“I regret not having enough confidence to listen to my inner self. Husband number two would’ve been left at the altar! I now talk to myself when I need expert advice!!”
“Being quick to jump and making assumptions has left me eating 'humble pie'.”
“I wish I had kept on driving and not stopped and turned back.”
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“Well - I could have loads of regrets, but what's the point? The things I did or said all taught me lessons, and I think it is how you view the past, which is more important. Have a laugh over them, lighten up and let yourselves off the hook, and make the regrets into funny stories you tell the grandkids.”
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