These Are People’s Biggest Regrets In Life


According to research nine in 10 Brits are unhappy with the amount they’ve achieved in life so far.

A study of 2,000 adults found career frustrations, relationship worries and missed opportunities were among their top regrets.

Almost four fifths of the country are languishing in a career they don’t like, with 80 per cent believing they haven’t achieved everything they want to in life yet.


In addition, a fifth of Brits reckon they could be doing better in their relationship – with 20 per cent wishing they could be more spontaneous with their partners and have more sex.

Fifteen per cent of respondents also rate quitting smoking as their biggest achievement in life – more than setting up their own business or paying off a loan.

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The study by leading international e-cigarette brand blu, as part of their nationwide Something Better campaign, also found having children and owning a home are among the top achievements.

Matt Kessler, from blu said:

We wanted to look into how the British public creating something better for themselves, in all aspects of life.

The results show that almost everyone has something they are striving for whether in their career, home life or with a personal goal.

This is what we’re celebrating with the Something Better campaign.”

It’s never too late to make a change, whether it’s learning a new skill, quitting smoking or changing careers.

We believe every success comes from relentlessly pursuing something better.


The study found 61 per cent admit to having regrets over how they’ve lived their lives so far, with many respondents saying they wished they’d never taken up smoking.

However, it’s not all bad with half planning on learning a new skill in the next year, while 10 per cent are aiming for a promotion.


A third of those polled through, also wish they could enjoy a once in a lifetime dream holiday.

Vaping pioneers blu’s ‘Something Better’ campaign, promotes a positive conversation around aspiration and finding an alternative for something in your life.