Food for thought

If only you could start over...

any people have certainly experienced the situation of wanting to do something differently in retrospect or regretting a decision. The American professor of sociology and gerontology at Cornell University, Dr Karl Pillemer, asked hundreds of older people as part of a study what they regret when they look back on their lives. In the process, he got to hear one answer in particular over and over again that he had not expected: “I wish I hadn’t spent so much of my life worrying.” Many had dealt too often with problems that turned out to be only half as bad or did not arise at all in the end. Their simple advice: Waste less time worrying – just do it!

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