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Published 1 month ago with 8 Comments

What Happens When You See Regret in Someone’s Eyes

Regret is the ultimate poison. If you are thinking about taking the leap and doing whatever it is that you love, you need to just go for it. You will always regret the things that you don't do.


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  • 3rdWheel

    So easy to tell people to “take that leap” when you’re worth $60 million and don’t have to worry about how you’re going to eat or where you’ll sleep.

    I hate videos like this. It’s always a rich dude telling me to live my life to the fullest, to travel, to basically throw any sense of consistency and safety out the window and do whatever I want because it’s my “dream” or so I don’t have any “regrets.” The one thing they always lack, though, is a realistic sense of duty.

    These people can afford to do whatever they want, because they have more money than they’ll ever need in their life. How do you tell someone living paycheck to paycheck to “start that business you’ve always wanted to?” How do you expect a mother and/or father of two to “just go somewhere and see what happens?”

    These videos are for the affluent and the speakers themselves, so at the end of the day they can lay their head down on their golden pillow and say “I did something today” and not waste away in obscurity, because money isn’t enough for them.

    • sashinator

      I’ll give you an upvote because you’re adding to the discussion and because of the way you’ve articulated your viewpoint

      I personally disagree and could not disagree more

      But well done on making your point and making it well

      • 3rdWheel

        Disagree on what part?

        On how easy this guy’s life is? On how dreams don’t put food on the table? Or about the benefits of “living without regrets?” Or perhaps the motive that these rich people tell us poor people to live under the guise of ‘money can’t buy happiness?’

        • sashinator

          All of the above

          • 3rdWheel

            I have a feeling you don’t really want to discuss it, but by all means, if you’d like to expand on your thoughts on why you disagree that this guy is just full of hot air, I’m willing to read what you have to say.

            • sashinator

              I can post an update later. I need to collect my thoughts into a coherent, non-flaming structure. It's time and effort on my behalf. If you're really interested I will make the effort and create the time

            • sashinator (edited 1 month ago)

              So on a point-by-point basis:

              On how easy this guy's life is? Yes, I disagree. It's certainly easier than someone who lives in abject poverty or dying of famine but life is not easy. Not for anyone. Life is difficult. I disagree that this person's pain of loss or loneliness is easier than anyone else's because he has money to buy distractions. IMO that makes it different but not easier. Pain is pain and loss is loss and loneliness is loneliness whether you think you can buy your way out of it or not they remain an absolute

              On how dreams don’t put food on the table? I do disagree. I am living my dream and putting food on the table. I have met others who told me the same. I have heard other (like this guy) speak of it

              Or about the benefits of “living without regrets?” I have certainly discovered the benefits as a first-hand experience so yes I disagree

              Or perhaps the motive that these rich people tell us poor people to live under the guise of ‘money can’t buy happiness?’ What exactly is their motive? I don't follow what your point is supposed to be. That all rich people are banded together in one, homogeneous cabal conspiring to delude you into thinking positively and striving to succeed because that is how they continue to enslave you? Well... that's a little out there, wouldn't you agree? Especially since you clearly don't "buy it" yet you are still "enslaved", not so?

    • Niallage

      I wouldn't even bother giving that much attention to this video or this kind of video. The message is not genuine, whether that's due to the guy's wealth or not. Insincerity is not the worst thing about the internet phenomenon wherein people give life advice without any qualification other than from having lots of money and comfort. In the case of this particular message, when you try to motivate people to do things by making them fear regretting not having done them at some future date, it is ineffectual at best, and a recipe for serious psychological turmoil at worst. However having said all that, this video doesn't warrant any particular harshness; it's just another one of many stupid YouTube videos featuring clueless, and totally unqualified self-proclaimed saviours. Thankfully we don't have to follow them. May those who do follow them find what they're looking for.

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