29 Feb There’s one life regret that’s very common; but there’s a way to avoid it!
via the Huffington Post
Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematically collect their practical wisdom.
His first book, 30 Lessons for Living, synthesized advice from over 1,000 elders on topics like happiness, work, and health.
In January, Pillemer followed up with 30 Lessons for Loving, which features lessons from over 700 older Americans with 25,000 collective years of marriage experience. One couple he profiles was married for 76 years. Another interviewee describes divorcing her husband, then remarrying him 64 years later.
Among other questions, he asked these oldest Americans what people tend to regret at their age, and what they would advise younger people to do to avoid regrets.
One message was expressed in different forms but repeated again and again, with great emphasis:
For the sake of your relationship, and in order to avoid regrets down the road, travel early and often.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Pillemer expressed surprise at how many elders said that their greatest regret was not traveling enough…
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