The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, you'll be much more satisfied at the end of your life if you: Live a life that feels meaningful to YOU (not one based on the expectations of others) Have the courage to express your feelings I love you… [Note for translator: only 3 or 4 characters will fit so short if possible] Simply allow yourself to be happier Prioritize family time over long hours at the office Stay in touch with old friends MODERN REGRETS 1 in 4 home owners has buyer’s remorse. When it comes to our careers, the biggest regret is taking a dissatisfying job just for the money. Sold 29% of adults 34 or younger have posted something on social media that they think could harm their career. 25% of us regret sharing selfies. 31% of people regret their tattoos. “The only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.” —Ted Hughes, British Poet Laureate Brought to you by Happify Build skills for a happier life with fun, science-based activities and games at www.happify.com SOURCES [DO NOT NEED TO TRANSLATE THE CITATIONS BELOW] Aslam, A., Owen, C. (2013) Fashions change but tattoos are forever -- Time to regret. AAD . FindLaw survey. http://company.findlaw.com/press-center/2013/a-quarter-of-young-people-have-facebook-or-other-social-media-pos.html Gilbert, D.T., Pinel, E.C., Wilson, T.D. (1998) Immune neglect: A source of durability bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Kivetz, R., Keinan, A. (2006) Repenting Hyperopia: An Analysis of Self-Control Regrets. Journal of Consumer Research. The Legacy Project. http://legacyproject.human.cornell.edu/category/avoiding-regrets/ Morrison, M. Roese, N.J. (2011) Regretsof the Typical American: Findings From a Nationally Representative Sample. Social Psychological & Personality Science. PicMonkey / Harris Poll. Re-Constructing Emotional Spaces: From Experience to Regulation. Prague College of Psychosocial Studies Press, 2011. Redfin / Harris Poll. http://blog.redfin.com/blog/2014/04/1-in-4-homeowners-have-buyers-remorse.html#.U452ZpRdVhl Roese, N.J., Summerville, A. (2005) What We Regret Most…And Why. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Saffrey, C., Summerville, A., Roese, N.J. (2008) Praise for regret: People value regret above other negative emotions. Motivation and Emotion. Summerville, A., Buchanan, J., (2014) Functions of Personal Experience and of Expression of Regret. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. The Top 5 Career Regrets. Harvard Business Review Blog. Wrosch, C., Bauer, I., Scheier, M.F. (2005) Regret and Quality of Life Across the Adult Life Span. Psychology and Aging." />
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