So recently I was watching Yes Man, and you know when Carl sorrowfully reminisces about everything that happened with his ex and then goes home to watch TV? Remember his regrets? The problems his break up with Stephanie gave him? (if the answer is no, well, sorry, but COME ON, it's a Jim Carey classic)
I thought about my possible regrets when I get to his age, and then supposed maybe I could squeeze a blog post out of this? After referring to my people (yes I have people), I came up with a list of possible regrets in order to stop you guys from making these mistakes BECAUSE I LOVE Y'ALL SO MUCH XD (I've never XD'd before, but hey).
Oh, and also, about the title - I tried the very much hyped Blog Post Title Generator, finally. Mehh.
Ohhh aanndddd I'm ill AGAIN, so sorry for the lack of enthusiasm in this post.
"I regret losing my virginity to..."
Whilst on Google, it surprised me to find that this was the one thing most people regretted. You can't change it, you can never take it back, you can't undo it - if I avoid the sex ed, I just want to say for you guys to, please, wait for that special person. I care about y'all ~hugs~
"I regret not travelling more"
This is one regret that I'm really, really, trying to avoid. It's the #2 subject that most unworldly adults cringe away from.*
Guys, the whole world is waiting out there - do something with it.
"I regret that I didn't appreciate/ see more of .... before they died"
Don't take your loved ones for granted, it's only too late when it's too late.
"I regret not spending more time doing the things I love"
You know in The Notebook when Allie suddenly realises, I used to paint, I loved painting.. I don't paint anymore, yes? Well now we live in an even more materialistic, consumerised, capitalist society, and it's easy to forget the little things. Me? I'm like Penny from The Big Bang Theory - I'm not sure what my passion is, but I really, really hope to realise it soon (before I lose it, you know?).
"I regret staying in a bad relationship"
I like to think that I'd never do this, but I guess it'd be like those frog boiling metaphors - if you put a frog in lukewarm water and slowly turn it up, he'll boil to death, but if you put him in already boiling water he'll just jump out. Guys, just stop and think, yeah?
"I regret not learning another language"
Statistics show that the majority of adults regret this, and now say that it's too late. Think, will you possibly regret not learning French? German? Welsh? If so, get yo ass over to Rosetta Stone now.
"I regret not exercizing more, think of how good I'd be looking now"
~Ignores the fact that I'm currently eating a rocky road and continues to write a massively hypocritical post~
"I regret not quitting a terrible job/ working too much"
Again, more Yes Man material (if you haven't seen it, question your love for Jim Carey ((everyone has a love for Jim Carey)) ). Scold your future self now, or regret it later.
"I regret not trying harder in school, not getting that degree"
For those of you who don't know, I'm currently undertaking my GCSEs, and everyone's saying to me that my next two years are the most important years of my life. I know that practically my whole ENTIRE future is based on my exam results, but recently I've been lacking the motivation to knuckle down and revise. However, the mere idea of me regretting this time, right here, right now, is pretty darn scary. So, hellooooo science revision.
"I regret being afraid to say 'I Love You'/ not holding on to that one special person"
How sad would this be though? We've all seen films like Yes Man ~cough~ and Wildchild - this regret is the basis in just so many films. My words to you? Don't be a Carl.**
"I regret neglecting my teeth"
Seriously guys, if you have a chance to fix your teeth, just do it. My primary school teacher lives this regret, every single day because she'd always brush only her front teeth and leave her back when she was younger.***
"I regret missing the chance to ask my grandparents questions before they died"
I'm actually trying to secure an interview with my nan about her time on Earth so far, and would probably post it on this blog so she'll be published on la internet. Most of you guys are bloggers, why not do something like that with your grandparents?
"I regret not spending enough time with my kids"
Aw. Just, aw.
Don't do it.
"I regret not taking a leap of faith, a risk, in the hope that it'll return an even better outcome - because hey, if not it'll just be a great memory, eg, let's open a bar"
You know in How I Met Your Mother when Ted and Barney open Puzzles? No? Well the moral is, do things.
Become a ninja and stuff.
"I regret not staying in touch with..."
Oops, my first regret. Let's list;
I BE SO SORRY Y'ALL TE AMO MUCHOS LOVE
The sad thing about this is, though I was still pretty close with them all, until a few days ago when I wanted to go up to Wales to see FKG I realised I would have to stay somewhere else for a day to give his mom**** a break. My parents questioned where else I'd stay, when I realised I wasn't close enough to them anymore to suddenly propose I stay with them. ~sighs~
"I regret not having more confidence"
I don't think I'll regret this, but a few people I spoke to about their regrets said this would be #1, even though they have no plans to change it. Guys, if you know you'll regret it, why not work towards changing it now?
"I regret not burying that hatchet with..."
Ah, arguments. Created by Simon Cowell in 2009 on his 19th birthday, when his assistant brought him the wrong drink (it was a replica of Obama's) - a pina colada, no less.
Kidding, kidding, ~cracks up laughing~ ~wipes away tear~ oh my I'm so funny.
But anyway, my parents told me to never go to bed angry, in case one of the arguing people*** never wake up. It's a morbid thought, but has a helluva lot of smart behind it.
Step one: Imagine what you might regret when you're old and grey.
Step two: Comment below.
Step three: Work towards fixing it now.
*A scientifically proven fact
**A Yes Man reference, once again.
***I swear I can English.
****Shh, let's pretend I was born under the American flag.