Growing up I was never the best looking person out there. I was never the most talented. There were always people who were better them myself in any field or anything I attempted.
I wish I would have known what I know now when I was younger. I’m sure most people have either heard this said or said this themselves. Does this mean we wish we were smarter? Does this mean we wish we would have done something different? Does this mean we should have said something instead of staying quiet? All this is saying is that we made a choice and regret not making a different choice. It says that rather then taking a chance and doing the thing we wanted, we said nothing or did nothing in fear of being rejected.
As we age and look back on our life we will think back and remember how things could have been different. Things could have been different if you would have taken that job or reached out to that person from your past. We will remember everything in our lives that we regret not doing.
When we get older I would rather know that I took a chance and got rejected for my ideas rather then regret not sharing them. I would rather be rejected by that pretty girl then think about, what if she could have been my wife. We should not get older and think about what could have been. We should age and look back on everything we choose to do and how the idea of regret out weighed the idea of rejection. Don’t live your life knowing that you could have done better, that you could have been better.
Get older, look back and know that you lived a great life.