The top 10 life lessons for younger generations

The top 10 life lessons for younger generations
May 26, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has made a lot of people re-evaluate their life, and that got us wondering about how our customers view their life, including what they find most annoying, what they consider their top life event and what they regret most from their younger years.

To figure this out, we conducted a survey of 1,000 people over 55. So, sit back, relax, and read our results. Can you relate to what we discovered?

The survey reveals some interesting statistics about people’s lives, including:

                Over 55s are annoyed most by people with no manners, with 59% of people surveyed choosing this as their top pet peeve.

                51% of people over 55 think becoming a parent is their top life event, while only 17% of people said getting married was theirs.

                Over 55s say that not taking enough career chances was their biggest regret from their younger years, with ‘spending too much time worrying’ and ‘not being careful enough when choosing a life partner’ coming in just behind. 

Below is a breakdown of the survey, do you agree with the top results?  

Which of these annoy you most?

Results

People with no manners

59%

Bad customer service

20%

Fast drivers on the road

7%

Social media

4%

Online shopping

0%

Texting

1%

Modern fashion trends

1%

Selfies

2%

Modern Slang

1%

People being on their phones whilst you are present

6%

top pet peeve

 

What do you consider your top life event

Results

Getting married  

17%

Having children/becoming a parent

51%

Getting first car

1%

Buying first home

7%

Retiring

9%

First holiday without parents

1%

Finishing school/college/university

2%

Making a best friend

2%

Falling in love

7%

Starting your dream job

1%

 marriage

What are your biggest regrets from your younger years?

Results

Not taking care of your body

14%

Not taking enough career changes

20%

Not being honest

1%

Spending too much time worrying

19%

Not travelling enough

13%

Putting off saying how you feel

7%

Not resolving a family estrangement

3%

Spending too much money

6%

Not going to more parties

2%

Not being careful enough when choosing a life partner

15%

 regret not taking care of body

Top 10 life lessons for younger generations

People close to retirement age have experienced many years of life and have a very different perspective from someone who is just at the start of theirs. With this experience, there are many lessons that can be handed down to younger generations. Here are a few life lessons we have gathered from our survey results:

                Stop worrying so much, everything will work out how it supposed to.

                Take time finding your life partner and love yourself first before you commit to another person.

                Be respectful of everyone around you, old or young. And always say please and thank you!

                Always be present around your family and friends and don’t get too distracted by your mobile phone.

                Follow your dreams and take chances, especially when it comes to your career.

                Take care of your body because it will carry you through life.

                Travel as much as you can and meet new people.

                Always tell people how you feel, life is too short!

                Don’t sweat the small stuff, it's not worth your time.

                Don’t spend money on things you will only use once.

We would love to know what advice you would pass down to younger generations, let us know your thoughts on Twitter!

 

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