This will sound harsh but Millennials are turning 40. Yes, you read right: f-o-r-t-y. Although some may still feel like teenagers, the reality is that they're all grown up! And like every adult, they have some regrets in life. Check out this list of older millennial mistakes so you can learn which mistakes to avoid making yourself.
- 13 VOTES
Becoming Paralyzed With Indecision
From Redditor u/tomwaste:
I'm not sure if people have experienced the same but when I entered my 30s I became convinced I was rapidly running out of time. Rather than using that as motivation I let it paralyze me with indecision because I "couldn't afford to make the wrong choice." Consequently, I'm now 39 and, though I've had great things happen in my 30s, I regret spending so much time worrying and so little time committing to a course of action.
- 23 VOTES
Not Buying A House When They Had The Chance
From Redditor u/Thelazywitch:
Should have bought a home. We qualified 20 years ago for enough to buy a small 2 bedroom but I didn't think we could afford it. That 2 bedroom would be worth nearly 3Xs and paid off by now. We pay nearly double in rent what our mortgage would have been. Gotta love the SF bay area cost of living.
- 312 VOTES
Living To Work Instead Of Working To Live
From Redditor u/MrDundee666:
Work to live, don’t live to work.
You have half your working life after you turn 40 but only 20-25 years to really live it up before the responsibilities become heavy and your joints start to ache. Live life. Really LIVE it. Experience as much you can. Every sensation, sight, sound, touch. Be open. Be brave. Live your first few decades in the fast lane. You have the rest of your life to take it easy when you have no choice.
- 41 VOTES
Not Taking Care Of Their Hearing
From Redditor u/Kusanagi8811:
Not taking care of my hearing. I'm going deaf.
- 51 VOTES
Living A Sedentary Life
From Redditor u/K4SP3R_H4US3R:
I spent my entire life extremely unhealthy until about three years ago. It was SO hard to get in shape. I finally lost 100lbs and am running marathons now, but I feel the damage that I had done to my body from all those previous years.
Kids, eat well from the beginning. Walk 10k steps a day and do some sort of exercise 3 times a week. Not doing this is my deepest regret.
- 61 VOTES
Smoking And Not Caring About It
From Redditor u/Allenrw3:
Smoking and not dealing with my sh*t the right way.