Why do we always regret previous mistakes during retirement?As men and women, we have emotions and feelings. Strengths and weaknesses as well. While some of our crucial decisions in our earlier career would have been big mistakes, as a rule, we sort of tend to justify them or brush them off when we are/ were in active service.
Years and decades come and go. The day to retire dawns upon us. We are there looking rather foolish. We tend to look back and regret all our previous mistakes. This happens to nine out of ten people who are retired now. They have gone through the worst of times.
Today, children who are now in the 20 to 30 age group have all seen the advent of the most advanced internet based developments. Their lives are different. The professional class -- those from NITs and IITs and the IIMs or the ISB reach fabulous positions so fast and very confidently.
What happened to the senior citizens of today? Is it because we let our egos take the better of us in any given situation, back then?
Or is it just natural that such mistakes happened?