Thank you for all the meaningful responses to the question I posted yesterday. If you haven't already, and you would like to add your answer or your thoughts, here's the link:
When I found this picture on the internet, I was really curious about what most people would answer. And presented here on Sparkpeople, the question gets even more interesting. Because this is a weight loss and fitness site, and it makes you wonder "Would most people give an answer connected to healthy eating and fitness in some way?" It seems that's not the case. Only three answers were directly related. There were many which were vaguely relevant but were more general and a few that had nothing to do with weight loss or fitness.
I believe that this question is mostly about regrets. What would we like to have done when we were younger but we didn't? How would we like ourselves to have been like in a younger age? Also about lack of experience and wisdom. What do we know now that we didn't know then? What valuable hint about life could we give our younger self if we could?
I'd like to share with you a short video related to the subject. It's in Greek but it's got English subtitles.
It makes you wonder… How many young people who would have such a revealing dream, would actually think about it and make a few changes to their lives?
Here's another true story. A nurse, who had cared for people in the last days of their lives for many years, revealed their top five regrets and actually wrote a book about it. These were the top 5:
1. I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
You can read the whole article here:
I'll finish this blog with my own answer to yesterday's question. So, if I could write a note to my younger self, what would I say in two words?
And I don't mean the chances that we can create ourselves. We get this opportunity every second. I mean those tiny and shiny shooting stars that fall on our path in life and we have to be really careful to see them and grab them before we step on them and lose them. And we have to use them wisely. For two reasons…