Almost six in 10 Brits admit they take life too seriously, according to a study. News I just find so bloody insulting to my very being, my every fibre. Everything about it smacks of frivolity and desperation. Do they not know about war and poverty? About McDonald’s getting rid of McDonald’s Monopoly without an announcement on live television?
Apparently not. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK adults found most are so caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life their losing their sense of fun.
We’re also less willing to let our hair down and try new things – two thirds admitted they’re not spontaneous at all.
Three quarters of frustrated Brits said they don’t say ‘yes’ often enough and 59 per cent wish they more readily adopted a ‘why not?’ outlook to life.
In fact, some of the most positive life experiences among those polled have happened as a direct result of being ‘more fun’ – including meeting ‘the one’ and making new friends.
Commissioned to celebrate new reduced sugar chocolate bar, Milkybar Wowsomes, the research found nearly half the population have a ‘glass half full’ mind-set.
A spokesman for Milkybar Wowsomes said:
As we get older, we take things more seriously, which sometimes means losing our spirit of adventure or sense of fun.
The research also identified some of the UK’s biggest ‘everyday regrets’ – including questionable haircut choices, not travelling more widely when younger and accidentally reading TV spoilers.
Others wish they spent less time at work than they do, lament not starting a business and feel bad about joining the gym but never visiting it.
And some regret not having more hobbies, some wish they hadn’t agreed to work late in coming days and some feel guilty about letting friends down recently.
Lending something to someone but subsequently fearing you won’t ever get it back is another common ‘everyday regret’.
As is finding out an item of clothing you’ve been eying up for a while is now sold out.
Amid this, 42 per cent feel burdened by their regrets and often think about what they would or should have done differently.
Milkybar Wowsomes’ spokesman added:
Despite having regrets in the past, many of us have a glass half full approach to life and wish we’d said yes to more things.
For more information about Milkybar Wowsomes, which contain 30 per cent less sugar than similar chocolate products, click here.
Alternatively, if you don’t want your life mocked and ridicule and stepped-on like this, do not click the link. You are better than that. Your heart, your soul… it’s all so worth it and vital to the survival of humankind.
I dunno, about you but I feel personally attacked by this blatant hit job. Oh, forgive me for waking up every morning in cold sweats over nightmares I’ve had about 9/11 or global warming. That’s just who I am! Don’t like it? Take a hike.
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